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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 07-17-2015 04:12 PM 1314 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-17-2015 04:12 PM

My workspace is not air conditioned. And now we are in the heat of summer, and I am sweating way too much. I’ve been wearing jeans and my favorite cotton polos this summer, but they have just been getting soaked through with sweat. I just made a change to a lightweight wicking fishing polo with a vented mesh back, and some older lightweight wicking fishing pants. i can’t believe how much difference it makes in my comfort level. I’m even more likely to go to the shop to begin with.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 04:23 PM

Shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops work for me – Although, that is normal attire for pretty much everything here in Florida except during our three day winters :)


PS: It does create some excitement when welding though… when the sparks and slag starts hitting your feet!

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 07-17-2015 04:29 PM

Shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops work for me

- Brad

I’m sure that works you. For myself, I recently went from soft top shoes to steel-toed after I dropped a board on my foot and broke my big toe.

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#3 posted 07-17-2015 05:10 PM

I wear shirts like that all summer long, unfortunately, I start to break a sweat when it hits 65F and I have to do physical labor. The downside is the polyester shirts get pulls in them real easy, but I usually find them on the clearance rack late summer for $5 and stock up.

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#4 posted 07-17-2015 05:32 PM

Mr Unix … “when the sparks and slag starts hitting your feet”

Yup, been there, done that. Dont wear sandals but I do were shorts all the time. And when the welding drips fall between the top of my sock and the tongue of my shoe there isnt much you can do but jump around and swear a lot.

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#5 posted 07-17-2015 05:41 PM

Shorts, sandals and no shirt. I do wear a straw hat if I am outside.


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#6 posted 07-17-2015 05:49 PM

Man you had me creepin’ out. I thought that you were gonna post a video. :)


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#7 posted 07-17-2015 05:54 PM

Shorts, sandals and no shirt. I do wear a straw hat if I am outside.

- mrjinx007

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#8 posted 07-17-2015 06:00 PM

Haha…. With 98% humidity, index of 115 its like jumping in the pool with you clothes on before going to the shop around here. Unfortunately, I do have to wear my glasses which I am constantly wiping dry.


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#9 posted 07-17-2015 10:04 PM

I stay in the house. In FL I do WW in the winter, spring and fall.

-- Jerry

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#10 posted 07-17-2015 11:06 PM

Brad +++.
Talking about flip flops, a couple week ago I was sharpening a 1/4” chisel for a plow plane when I went to install it I didn’t have it hooked in the adjuster it fell right through the dog hole in my bench and hit the side of my big toe. Not given’ up my flip flops, tho.

Gerald +++++++ Lately I just stay in side, do my sketching, lay out some carving, drink my jamaica tea.

Here’s what I’ve been facing over the last few weeks:

This is today (right now)

This is at 7AM this morning:

That second one what we call bear catching weather.

And dog days haven’t even started yet!!

Waiting for September in NE FL

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#11 posted 07-17-2015 11:10 PM

Think’in about going commando.

Saw stop uses a hotdog for their testing…so I feel safe. :)

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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#12 posted 07-17-2015 11:38 PM

Man you had me creepin out. I thought that you were gonna post a video. :)

- Bill White

Bill, I had some doubts also. I thought it had to do with loading and shorts. heheheeh Boy, I’m glad I was wrong…...... hehehe
Sorry Charles, but the devil made me do it…... Jerry In Tucson)........ Jerry (in Tucson)

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#13 posted 07-18-2015 04:06 AM

Blue jeans tshirt steeltoed workboots.. all year..

But i enjoy suffering..

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#14 posted 07-18-2015 06:14 AM

JeffP, you are such a tease…you bad boy.

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#15 posted 07-18-2015 12:40 PM

Not in my shop…...but the other day it was probably 35c (90f) and we were working on the south side of the building, doing a job that required a lot of grunting and the safety program demanded we wear steel toe boots, pants, proper shirts and hard hats. It was tough.

The only thing that saved us it that the humidity was probably 20%.

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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