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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-13-2012 09:47 PM 966 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-13-2012 09:47 PM

Woodworkers are crazy, therefore I bet all of you have some weird get up or just a hat that you have to wear while woodworking.

Mine is a ball cap that is so sweat and sawdust encrusted you could put a sheen on it with some 600 grit.

What’s your WW Gear?

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 10:40 PM

I have a flannel shirt, rips all over the thing, but it has been my shop jacket/shirt for years. I also have a Ridgid hat that I get lectures on because it is beat up and dirty, as well as the jeans that are ripped and stained in every direction. I do get confused by the comments. It is a basement in which I am going to deal with dust and stains. What would you expect me to wear? Suit and tie?

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 11-13-2012 10:51 PM

I need to wear the steel toed boots. Instead, I just throw on the old topsider shoes that are covered with spilled paint.

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 12:57 AM

Still fighting the bad habit of just going out to the garage (aka shop) for “a minute with my good clothes on… We all know how the story ends – a minute turns to 30 and I’ve ruined a perfectly good shirt…

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#4 posted 11-14-2012 01:01 AM

I have a lime green ball cap I wear when I am in the shop.

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#5 posted 11-14-2012 01:24 AM

I frequently will toss on a kilt to head out there. I like the freedom of movement that it offers me and ventilation when the shop is too hot.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#6 posted 11-14-2012 01:33 AM

An old Carhartt jacket when it gets chilly and the sleeves don’t get in my way.

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#7 posted 11-14-2012 01:39 AM

Never grind a plane iron naked!

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#8 posted 11-14-2012 01:46 AM

I weld with sandals, shorts, and cotton tshirt. Just to see what will happen. Often I’m caught slapping my belly to put a fire out. If you have a hole in your shirt the flash will make a sunburn patch in that spot.

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#9 posted 11-14-2012 02:33 AM

Weird, perhaps, but I always try to remember to wear my ‘Thinking Cap’, the simple fact of the matter is, there is generally an irreversible error which reminds me on occasion, that I’ve forgotten to put the ”!X#%^&@” thing on when I came into the shop.

I wish I had a ‘Lucky’ hat or shirt to wear when I try a new finishing technique.

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-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#10 posted 11-14-2012 02:44 AM

I find a hockey mask and a pink wig draws a lot of attention in the shop. :))

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