Reply To: Woodworking Apron

Matthew Newman

I have a waxed canvas apron from Texas Canvas Wares I use in warmer weather, I didn’t used to use an apron but it is an easy way to keep sawdust off your clothes (and by extension the furniture in the house). it was a bit expensive but it might end up being worth it. I have a cheaper apron for wood turning that’s basically got a tight fitting collar to prevent chips from going down your shirt and aside from that one feature it doesn’t feel as nice to wear or feel as sturdy as the waxed canvas.

When it gets cold out (around freezing temperature) I switch to some carhartt overalls and then when it gets cold enough that “around freezing temperatures” seems warm I add a really heavy duty carhartt jacket on top of that.