Today’s “Try it Tuesday” is all about my shop apron, more specifically the Leather Apron from Highland Woodworking. With it’s generous proportions, it’s deep flap covered pockets and it’s really comfortable feel (once it’s properly broken in that is) this is a great apron for any woodworker.
Why would you need a shop apron? With all the little things you have laying around your benchtop, or on top of your stationary tools it’s great to have a place to put them where they can be reached quickly and easily. That’s exactly what a good shop apron will do. Not to mention protecting you from flying debris and keeping you from being caked in sawdust.
Regardless of whether it’s leather, canvas, cotton or polyester? A good shop apron will pay for itself in no time, especially when you don’t have to search for your pencil or square.