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    Turner's Smock

    Anyone have the Turner's Smock (Lee Valley) or similar ??
    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,330&p=49899

    If so, Is it worth the price ?? Do you use it or does just 'hang around' the shop ?? Any other sources for something similar ?

    Tony, BCE '75

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    I know a number of people that use a smock, they don't use it all the time but use it none-the-less. As for the price, thats probably more of a personal question and justification (basically as is any purchase).

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    I don't have one, but I want one, badly, I hate getting those little chips down my shirt and then having them make me itchy all day

    I showed my wife about 6 months ago, she saw the price and said "Oh heck, I can make that for a lot less........"

    Yep, you guessed it, I still don't have one

    Whenever she brings up the "Honey to do list" I mention the turning smock

    Might just have to buy a cheap windbreaker and put it on backwards

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post

    Might just have to buy a cheap windbreaker and put it on backwards
    A large trash bag with a head hole and two arm holes for me.

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    Maybe something like this, Stu?







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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Maybe something like this, Stu?







    Greg, you look very different with a hat on, and without your glasses
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    I have been looking around for a smock for a little while now. I ended up with a nylon windbreaker type jacket purchased from a thrift shop.

    I like the looks of the one in your linky, Tony. Maybe, someday.
    George

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    Stu,

    It's my part time job uniform...seasonal worker, ya know...

    I could pick one up at Woodcraft/Rockler, and send it to ya... Surface mail is cheap!

    (I mean a "real" smock, Stu)
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 12-11-2006 at 04:55 PM.

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    I wear a standard shop smock in cooler weather. To keep chips from going on my clothes and down my shirt, I use a full-face mask and have taped about an 18" length of plastic to the bottom that hangs down. Had wife take a picture of me wearing it. But it looked like something from outer space, I must had discarded it otherwise I was going to torture y'all by posting it here.

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    I bought one at the Woodworking show. Everytime I get on the lathe I use it so it's worth it to me. I went with a short sleeve version since my shop is in the basement and the temp if fairly regulated. Someone told me the long sleeved ones were a little hot, but they like not getting chips stuck in their arm hairs. If you are interested in who sells it I can look in up tonight.
    Jim

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