I just finished up two new aprons, and updated a third, for three well known tool makers in the woodworking industry. It was a pleasure working with each one of these guys. They have the same mindset as I do, if you're gonna build it, build the hell out of it! Their products are top of the line and I'm honored they chose to work with me when it came time for their custom shop aprons!
Mark Harrell, of Bad Axe Tool Works, commissioned my first waxed canvas apron. We went with Olive Drab in honor of his military career and embroidered his logo one of the lower pockets.
The color combination on this apron is fantastic! Stop by the Bad Axe booth at Woodworks Conference 14 in a few weeks and see the apron in person. And maybe buy a saw or two, you won't regret it!
I also just finished a custom apron for Scott Meeks of Scott Meeks Woodworks. Scott handcrafts some of the finest wooden planes available today. His style is unique and really stands out. He is currently working on a Mesquite Jack Plane for me, can't wait to see it! His apron included a utility ring and a custom designed plane hammer loop for his Sterling Tool Works plane hammer.
The double loop configuration keeps the hammer close to your side, keeping the beautifully made walnut and brass masterpiece out of harms way. If you are in need of a plane adjusting hammer, look no further than the one made by Chris Keuhn of Sterling Tool Works. I can personally attest to the craftsmanship and utility of this hammer. It just so happened that while I was making these two aprons, I also had Chris' apron in for some updates. Since I made his apron back in January, I've changed a thing or two. He sent it back in to have a label sewn on and to have the shoulder strap adjustment upgraded to the current setup. It was quite an honor to have all three Maker's aprons in my shop at once!
Come by booth 621 at Woodworking In America next week and see our stuff and say hello! Sterling Tool and Scot Meeks Woodworks will be there too, as well as a large group of talented tool makers. It's gonna be great!