Turning Smocks & Low Cost Alternatives
Over the years I have owned a number of different turning smocks.
Here are MY thoughts.
Sooner or latter every turner decides they need a turning smock.
Because, sooner or latter nature calls and you just don’t have time to shed
all the wood chips, etc. She who must be obeyed, has a no wood chips in the
In A Nutshell
I like the AAW Turning Smock best. I absolutely HATE the blue color. The
dark grey one is not a whole lot better. But, I have found the lightweight,
short sleeve and roomy design works best. It is easy to get on and off. It
easily sheds wood chips.
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Meta Description: Carl reviews Turning Smocks and suggests some low cost alternatives. Get one before nature calls or "She Who Must be Obeyed" outlaws woodturning due to shavings in the house.
A few years ago I realized I needed to improve my hand strength if I wanted to be a better turner. Thus, I purchased a set of “Zon Resistance Strength Hand Grips” from Amazon for $7. I use them in the morning while I am riding my exercise bike. They give my hands a good work out. I like em. They have improved my turning.
When I was a kid my uncle had a set of these that you needed to be Superman to use. They were made for weight lifting, etc. The Zon ones I have are good for mere mortals. The resistance is enough, but not to much.
Meta Description: Carl recommends Zon (brand) hand exercisers for woodturners who need to improve their hand strength. The Zon ones are good for mere mortals.
Today 8/31/2016 was my last day at IBM. I started on 6/13/1983.
I voluntarily retired after 33 years, 2 months and 19 days. Approximately 8347 working days (no weekends or public holidays).
I am looking forward to my 2nd career as a full time Studio Woodturner.
Meta Description: Carl voluntarily retired from IBM after 33 years, 2 months and 19 days. He is looking forward to his 2nd career as a full time Studio Woodturner.