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07-17-2017 06:35 PM

Anyone found a good lightweight smock to wear in hot summer months? I have a heavier one for fall/winter but I cook in it now in summer!

Thanks!

-- Harry, Pennsylvania


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#1 posted 07-17-2017 06:55 PM

Craft Supplies has a light-weight smock that looks pretty good … https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/89/2275/Craft-Supplies-USA-Lightweight-Woodturners-Smock?term=smock

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 09:46 PM

You may want to check out a barber shop nylon shirt/jacket if you wear a tee shirt underneath.
Very light weight nylon and resist water. Usually two pocket in the froint and zips up to the neck.
About $12 on Amazon or elsewhere (except in a woodworking store where they are “specialized” and as such runs an additional $30.) :)

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 10:22 PM

I use the barber smock. I make it through Provo about once a year and stopped and tried on both turning smocks at craft supplies a couple years ago. Both are very nice. But I did notice that the light weight smock was almost the same as the barber smock that I already had at home. I have been grooming my dogs for years.
It works very well, and like LeeMills says. cheap.
The smock I have I found locally for about $25, 5 or 6 years ago. It looks more like the craft supplies version with no collar.
the big difference from the barber version is the rear pocket on the turners smock, and the sleeve length. the craft supplies version has mid length where the barber that I have is true short sleeve.
The link Gerry posted has a video showing the features that make the turners smock different. I you like the pockets and sleeve length, the its worth an extra $20. In my opinion.

-- John

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 10:28 PM

John and Lee, great idea… Ive been searching for one in a 2xl with no luck so far

Did not think size would be any issue, but the idea sounds perfect

Harry

-- Harry, Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 11:23 PM

https://www.ebay.com/i/322589572043?chn=ps&dispItem=1&var=511576183391

This is the exact one I have. 5 or 6 years has made a price difference. For the extra $10, I would go with craft supply version.

-- John

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#6 posted 07-18-2017 03:15 AM

Thanks John I think you are right.

Harry

-- Harry, Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 07-18-2017 05:28 AM

I have the easy wood tools one which is similar to the craft supply one. I received it as a gift and love it. It’s $15 more than the craft supply one so if I was paying, I would get the craft supply one.

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#8 posted 07-18-2017 11:49 AM

I went ahead and ordered the Craft Supplies one-hope it is sized right

Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions!

-- Harry, Pennsylvania

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#9 posted 07-18-2017 01:21 PM

Here was a 2X for $8.68.
You know it is for the shop because it has the big T which is, of course, the official Turners logo. :)

https://www.amazon.com/Collegiate-Lightweight-Barber-University-Tennessee/dp/B00F09EG42/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1500383912&sr=8-2&keywords=nylon%2Bbarber%2Bjacket&th=1

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 07-18-2017 04:41 PM

Those barber jackets have big pockets in front that will fill up with shavings.

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#11 posted 07-21-2017 03:03 AM

I use, here in Arizona, (121 day and 95 night) a nylon windbreaker with sleeves half cut off and the back partially removed. The open back lets a good breeze from a fan directly behind and sanding dust is blown away also.

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#12 posted 07-21-2017 11:44 AM

Thanks Jack, I bought the Craft supplies lightweight smock, and it arrived yesterday. I tried it on ,fits good , but have not turned anything in it although it felt 100% better than the heavier one i have. It has been in mid 90’s here abd very humid
It is light nylon with room to breathe
Thanks for your ideas as you certainly know heat where you live.

-- Harry, Pennsylvania

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#13 posted 07-21-2017 04:05 PM

It has those same big front pockets.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 07-21-2017 05:19 PM


It has those same big front pockets.

- Rick M


I have never had more than just a few shavings get into the pockets on the barber jacket that I use. And they have zippers on the bottom of the pockets. Open them up and it all falls out.
I don’t know about the $7 jacket. If it has the zipper on the bottom of the pockets or not.
I bought mine for dog grooming before I discovered turning. It works fine, but if I ever replace it I will by the turners smock and use it for both turning and dog grooming .

-- John

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#15 posted 07-21-2017 05:31 PM

Guess I need better chip collection/deflection, I get covered.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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