Birthday Gifts #1: A birthday gift from Gunny and Lumber Jocks

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Blog entry by DevinT posted 06-03-2021 03:40 AM 976 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I received a wonderful gift from woodbutcherbynight (Gunny) for my Birthday. It means a lot more than that, as it comes at a time when most everybody else (admittedly myself included) is focused on something else. My spouse and I are getting ready to welcome our first child into the World soon, and that is taking the focal point right now. It felt very nice to feel appreciated by the LJ folks and Gunny when I myself keep forgetting about my Birthday.

I needed an apron for my shop. When I dimension lumber I often get covered in sawdust and shavings. Thanks to you all, I now have a wonderful leather shop apron from Hide & Drink to keep my clothes fresh. At a moments notice, I can leave the shop and now the shop doesn’t come with me when I am in a hurry. I can leave the shop in the garage and keep the shavings and saw dust out of the house.

The apron is hand made in La Antigua, Guatemala. It comes in this wonderful bag with a product card indicating the batch and QA inspector.

On the back of the product card is a message:

The bag is hand made and even has a leather badge. Mind you, this is the bag the product comes in, not the actual product even:

The hand made bag has a leather cord as a cinch:

The bag even has a branded tag. You really get a sense of quality as you open the product:

The apron came folded neatly in quarters:

Hanging up in the shop:

You can see their brand in the bottom right corner of the apron:

The neck strap and buckle:

Tough sticking and and quality work:

No lamination, this is a single sheet of leather.

A huge thank you to Gunny and the LJ crew!


I love Hide & Drink. They also make my chisel roll, shown below.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#1 posted 06-03-2021 05:18 AM

Looks pretty nice.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 06-03-2021 10:47 AM


Thanks for posting! The LJ community is unique in a nice way.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 06-03-2021 11:01 AM

Nice present. Happy belated birthday too. I’ve been looking for a good leather shop apron. Now I can put this on my birthday (or Christmas) list.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 06-03-2021 11:35 AM

Happy belated, Devin, and that’s a darned nice present!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 06-03-2021 01:17 PM

Not belated, Gunny was just early. birthday is tomorrow.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#6 posted 06-03-2021 01:38 PM

pretty nice gift gunny.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 06-03-2021 03:16 PM

Happy Birthday Devon!

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#8 posted 06-03-2021 05:45 PM

woodbutcherbynight, thanks! It is wearing-in very nicely.

Petey, absolutely. I love it here.

EarlS, I definitely recommend Hide & Drink; you can find them on Amazon and Twitter

pottz, I know, right?

northwoodsman, Thanks!

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#9 posted 06-04-2021 09:42 PM

Nice apron, congrats Devin.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#10 posted 06-05-2021 02:53 AM

Thanks, duck!

-- Devin, SF, CA

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