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  1. I have been putting off buying a shop apron to try to keep my clothes halfway clean but I couldnt find anything I liked with a price I liked. I must have dreamed this but when I woke up this morning I dug out a worn out pair of overalls and went to work with a pair of scissors. I cut the back off just below where the suspenders attached and down the outside of the legs leaving the tool pockets attached. Then I cut across at the knees and back up to the crotch. I punched a hole in the back suspender Y and attatched a 72” bootlace. It threads thru the side buttonholes and ties in the back. If i could sew I would patch the holes in the thighs that were worn out by keys and pocketknife.
  2. Hello guys, So I bought a yellow Hobart Leather Welding Apron (770548). I think it's pretty common apron in blacksmithing, it's pretty cheap, on amazon, and is %100 leather. My problem is that when I get working and sweating this runs its yellow dye onto my clothes underneath. Thankfully I wear crappy clothes for blacksmithing and I think it may come out in the wash. It's like I must wear an apron.....to wear an apron. Anyways, I was wondering if you guys have this problem and if you've solved it? I was thinking maybe soaking in cold water or something but I know nothing of leather and it's properties so I don't wanna ruin it. Thanks guys.
  3. Here is my blacksmithing apron i had made, along with some cuffs. I started smithing a year ago and as with my traditional archery i have embraced the culture of the trade. I also am a taller thicker built guy so finding a thick leather apron was difficult. I am happy with the way it turned out it. The upper is a stiff chunk of bull hide and the bottom Bison hid which is very thick but pretty flexible. Cuffs are the same leather as the upper portion of the apron. My wife is not happy about all the burn holes in my sleves and front of my shirt. I have suffered some pretty good burns on my forearms and am glad to have some protection. I know it may sound wimpy to some but I would like to preserve my body so as to enjoy smithing for a longer duration of time.