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Leather aprons

Anyone have a leather apron from the Mad Scientist? What do you think of it?
Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small, PBC, PK360, Genesis Summit, Camp Chef Flattop, Smokefire 24, Traeger Pro Series 22 Pellet with a Smoke Daddy insert, Gateway 55 Gal. drum, SNS Kettle w/acc.
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  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,829
    No, they look nice, but then at $299 plus S&H they sure ought to!  =)
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,561
    edited December 2021
    weld shop aprons are in the 30 dollar range, how do the justify another 0 on that

    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,646
    Chefs Coat for me.....that is when I feel the need to cover 

    Under $100 and from local uniform supply 
    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,822
    Handmade to order by the Amish.  It looks very nice.  In general, I have found the Amish to be excellent craftsmen and I expect you would not be disappointed.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,679
    Also not leather, but some great aprons from a company owned by my buddy.

    https://knifeflag.com/aprons
  • SGH
    SGH Posts: 28,791
    lkapigian said:
    Chefs Coat for me.....
    Overalls for me. They have served me well for almost 6 decades. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,549
    Also not leather, but some great aprons from a company owned by my buddy.

    https://knifeflag.com/aprons
    I like the split leg ones, they remind me of the blacksmiths that put horseshoes on horses.
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,822
    Legume said:
    Also not leather, but some great aprons from a company owned by my buddy.

    https://knifeflag.com/aprons
    I like the split leg ones, they remind me of the blacksmiths that put horseshoes on horses.
    Farrier 
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • SGH
    SGH Posts: 28,791
    Farrier 
    Shoer if you are old. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,822
    edited December 2021
    SGH said:
    Farrier 
    Shoer if you are old. 
    Ferrier if you're old and French.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • SGH
    SGH Posts: 28,791
    SGH said:
    Farrier 
    Shoer if you are old. 
    Ferrier if you're old and French.
    Shoer if you are old and in Dixie. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    Also not leather, but some great aprons from a company owned by my buddy.

    https://knifeflag.com/aprons
    Very nice! Thanks for sharing. 
  • CTMike
    CTMike Posts: 3,238
    edited December 2021
    I have one of these for making sawdust, pretty thick and heavy:

    https://www.woodcraft.com/products/craftman-leather-shop-apron

    Couple other options if you don’t want to spend a bunch:

    https://www.woodcraft.com/search?q=Leather+apron&button=search
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    RECOVERING BUBBLEHEAD
    Southeastern CT. 
  • EGGjlmh
    EGGjlmh Posts: 816
    Handmade to order by the Amish.  It looks very nice.  In general, I have found the Amish to be excellent craftsmen and I expect you would not be disappointed.
    You are correct, they are excellent craftsmen but I wouldnt give them a penny. I live near a large Amish community and I do not have much good to say about them as a whole.......And yes, there are some that are very good people. 

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • Also not leather, but some great aprons from a company owned by my buddy.

    https://knifeflag.com/aprons
    Those are darn good aprons. I have one that I use while woodworking, and another when I’m grilling. They will both last a lifetime!
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,829
    EGGjlmh said:
    Handmade to order by the Amish.  It looks very nice.  In general, I have found the Amish to be excellent craftsmen and I expect you would not be disappointed.
    You are correct, they are excellent craftsmen but I wouldnt give them a penny. I live near a large Amish community and I do not have much good to say about them as a whole.......And yes, there are some that are very good people. 
    Interesting personal assessment. Care to elaborate or give an example(s)? I've lived around some Amish communities all my life both in MO and IL as well as some spinoff or related sects, but don't recall that they were wife beaters, thieves, or drunks.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,100
    RRP said:
    EGGjlmh said:
    Handmade to order by the Amish.  It looks very nice.  In general, I have found the Amish to be excellent craftsmen and I expect you would not be disappointed.
    You are correct, they are excellent craftsmen but I wouldnt give them a penny. I live near a large Amish community and I do not have much good to say about them as a whole.......And yes, there are some that are very good people. 
    Interesting personal assessment. Care to elaborate or give an example(s)? I've lived around some Amish communities all my life both in MO and IL as well as some spinoff or related sects, but don't recall that they were wife beaters, thieves, or drunks.
    I think the problem in this case is they make wife beaters, thieves and thugs look bad.
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  • SGH
    SGH Posts: 28,791
    I can’t speak on what kind of people the Amish are. But they make the best chewing tobacco on the planet. Back when I worked for Westinghouse I got to spend a lot time in Pennsylvania and I would always make the drive to where they were. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • SGH
    SGH Posts: 28,791
    edited December 2021
    I only use an apron when I am slaughtering. Therefore I wear lightweight, cheap aprons that are easily cleaned.
    With that said, depending on what you are doing I can certainly see the appeal for the nicer aprons. However for blood, guts and gore I like these. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    The greatest barrier against all wisdom, the stronghold against knowledge itself, is the single thought, in ones mind, that they already have it all figured out. 

  • EGGjlmh
    EGGjlmh Posts: 816
    RRP said:
    EGGjlmh said:
    Handmade to order by the Amish.  It looks very nice.  In general, I have found the Amish to be excellent craftsmen and I expect you would not be disappointed.
    You are correct, they are excellent craftsmen but I wouldnt give them a penny. I live near a large Amish community and I do not have much good to say about them as a whole.......And yes, there are some that are very good people. 
    Interesting personal assessment. Care to elaborate or give an example(s)? I've lived around some Amish communities all my life both in MO and IL as well as some spinoff or related sects, but don't recall that they were wife beaters, thieves, or drunks.
    They are definately not any of those that you describe. 
    The Amish that we have here at first meeting come off as very kind and great people. If you get to know them they may ask a simple favor such as borrowing your phone. When you kindly agree you will then have all of their family knocking on your door at all hours needing the phone. 

    If you give one of them permission to hunt your land they think that means their whole (huge) family has free reign of the land for the next 10 years. 

    If you hire them to do construction work (which they are very good at) they do not mind at all to borrow anything you have without even asking. 

    This is just the Amish around us here in indiana. I really dont think all the communities across the country are like this. I have spoken to people from Ohio that live amongst them and they are shocked to hear what I have to say......BUT they ARE amazing workers. They love to work and custom build the best cabinets you have ever seen!

    Sorry to the OP for the hijack and the rant

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • WeberWho
    WeberWho Posts: 10,978
    Here's a really interesting video on the Amish I ran across a few months ago. I found it interesting anyway. 

    https://youtu.be/EgY1SVXiBrU

    I really like this guy's channel. He really does a nice job with trying to understand the Amish. (With other videos on his channel)
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,822
    edited December 2021
    WeberWho said:
    Here's a really interesting video on the Amish I ran across a few months ago. I found it interesting anyway. 

    https://youtu.be/EgY1SVXiBrU

    I really like this guy's channel. He really does a nice job with trying to understand the Amish. (With other videos on his channel)
    I enjoyed the Fox show "Amish in the City" and the Discovery Channel "Amish Mafia".  TLC had a show "Breaking Amish" that was a snooze fest.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS
  • EGGjlmh
    EGGjlmh Posts: 816
    WeberWho said:
    Here's a really interesting video on the Amish I ran across a few months ago. I found it interesting anyway. 

    https://youtu.be/EgY1SVXiBrU

    I really like this guy's channel. He really does a nice job with trying to understand the Amish. (With other videos on his channel)
    I enjoyed the Fox show "Amish in the City" and the Discovery Channel "Amish Mafia".  TLC had a show "Breaking Amish" that was a snooze fest.
    Thanks for sharing that!  I watched some of it and very interesting. Around the 25 min mark about the church paying the 1.2 million doctor bill I have seen this first hand and it is accurate. 

    If you are bored Google Rumspringa (spelling).  This is true and the younger Amish going through this really do throw the best parties, I have been to them when I was young, they are wild!

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • Mr1egg
    Mr1egg Posts: 362
    Wouldn’t leather be hot and annoying in the summer time? 
  • jdMyers
    jdMyers Posts: 1,335
    So
    Columbus, Ohio
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,829
    Mr1egg said:
    Wouldn’t leather be hot and annoying in the summer time? 
    If against bare skin then yes, but with a cloth shirt underneath I don’t find them all that bad at all considering the protection they provide.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Was a certified boiler welder back in the 70’s. Had to wear leathers 8 hrs a day.  Sucked, but that’s the life of a welder. Extremely hot.  Much prefer cotton for cooking nowadays! 
  • Mr1egg
    Mr1egg Posts: 362
    The last thing I would want on me on a hot summer day is a leather apron??!!??
  • Mr1egg said:
    The last thing I would want on me on a hot summer day is a leather apron??!!??
    Yes, that would be devastating.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike