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JHCC

And you are in your 5 arm aspect, today?

Divali was yesterday Bunkie.

Regards,

SLAG.

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That would be omnidextrous.

Don't mess with me, man: I'm a classicist!

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I used to work with a guy who was ambidextrous, he couldn't do anything with either hand.

Frosty The Lucky.

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5 hours ago, JHCC said:

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous. 

:D:D:D

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4 hours ago, Marc1 said:

That would be ambiclumsy ... :)

Or ambisinister. 

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I'm confused!

Gloves I have some with me all the time mostly from HF and have cut bandaid purchases by 90%.  Problem is when I was looking for a pair this week I found 4 right gloves no lefts so I wore one backwards and my wife started giving me stranger looks than normal.  Blacksmithing I don't generally wear them other than handling the steel in or out of the shop. 

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Bare-handed & tongs.  Slack tub to cool things a bit, but no gloves, (or boots except in winter).  Steel shop & lime rock gravel floor is too blasted hot.  My slack tub has a hose trickling all the time for the dogs, horse, pig, so I can just step in when I get over-heated.

I use a heat shield when I'm welding at work; alum fries gloves faster than you can go fetch more. 

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8 hours ago, JHCC said:

Or ambisinister. 

Sure, and interesting how the word for left in Latin (and Italian) become synonym for evil/bad/scary. 

Just like in politics ... ha ha

 

Back to gloves, I hope no one associates the use of gloves with weakness and no gloves with being tough. 

No shoes? No comment ...

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3 hours ago, Tubalcain2 said:

c-1, its about time u know that anyone who is not right handed is wrong handed.;)

Tc2, it's about time that u know that I know that u stole that joke from Hickok 45!

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I have had really good luck with "Big Jake" gloves.  Not cheap but not that expensive.  The backs are fairly heavy cotton the stitching is kevlar and they "fling off"  pretty well.  They are thin enough not to affect dexterity but thick enough that they last and give a little cushion to your hand.  I find I can get a couple of weeks out of them.  Typical safety supply work gloves I get a couple of days out of, Harbour Freight type gloves I might get a day.

Most of my forging is done on the power hammer or press so I typically wear gloves on both hands but I usually fling off the right one when I pick up a hand hammer.

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I've always used Tillman gloves. I only wear it on my tong hand so I'm able to punch/slit/drift without my hand getting burned. Now if only I could find a right hander using the same pair.....

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I never wear a right hand glove. Don't like the feel of the hammer through a glove. I had a bunch of good unused right hand gloves until I found a place that sold 'lefties'. Now I just buy a pair of left hand welding gloves for the same price as a normal pair.

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