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I use a waxed canvas apron when I'm trying to keep crap off my clothes, or if I'm working with grinding metal, etc. Cheap, light...

Leather is a better feel, but is heavier.

My wife wears a french maid's outfit, but that's different...

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I like cotton or canvas for woodworking but like leather when welding or working with metals.

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I have both cotton and leather. My leather one is from Highland Hardware (split cowhide) the pockets have covers over them - so they never fill with debris.
Whenever I'm teaching my shop guys how to do things - I wear my leather one - it holds several small tools nicely and securely.

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Thanks all for the feedback. I think i will probably go with the waxed canvas.
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Basic, heavy cotton apron for me, as I do not weld.....

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I also have a heavy cotton apron but forget to wear it most times.Haven't been doing much lately since "clean up day" anyway but a few tools need attention/servicing so I'll be making sawdust soon as they are fixed . James.

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I like a Duck Canvas, Cross Backed, Padded Shoulder, Long Fronted w/flaps over the pockets...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Sounds like you are picking the waxed canvas. I use several denim aprons in the shop. They are primarily to keep glue and stain off my clothes. I have a turning smock that is a heavy material but it is hot in the summer but it keeps the shavings off me. I do not have a leather apron but if you are a carver the leather protects you better if you slip. Also leather works well for welders but I do not weld so I have no use for leather aprons. I also have a few cloth tie on aprons that are basically pockets that I use when nailing or screwing and need a good supply of screws/nails handy. So the real answer for which type is all the above.
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Thanks all for the feedback. I think i will probably go with the waxed canvas.
Your choice, but why go with waxed, over unwaxed?

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aren't you suppose to do that in the house...
Only if you have a death wish.
I wear a smock when turning and have a cheap denim apron if I wear sometimes when woodworking.
Stick, my apron doesn't have lace around the edges!
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