Mother's Day Gifts; Welding Gloves??????  

rm_MustangD6644 51M
1052 posts
5/10/2006 4:17 pm

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5/11/2006 4:03 pm

Mother's Day Gifts; Welding Gloves??????


By now many of you will have been inundated with junk-mail catalogues full of retailers suggested purchases for your mother for her special day.

I however, as many of you regular readers will be familiar with, tend to come up with more "novel" solutions to gift giving, that could be described as "left field".

Your not going to believe this one.

WELDING GLOVES.

Yep, fully lined, gauntlet length welding gloves, the good ones not the cheapies either.

WTF, Welding Gloves for your mother on Mothers Day, are you nuts Mustang?

Is the kind of thought that I think will be running through your head about now, so allow me to explain.

My mum has an open fire that is her winter "hobby". She likes to construct her fire just so and only adds enough fuel for it to last as long as they are up, so that it dies over night.

Now I was watching her load some firewood in one time as the fire was burning and was concerned about the burn and clothing flammability risk, as well as the splinters and spiders risk.

She was using some gardening gloves to handle the wood, but they basically stop at the wrist. She would also pull up her sleeves and so expose the skin on her forearms. This worried me, as I dislike silly risks.

I thought about it and realised that gauntlet type welding gloves would be ideal, and if they were lined, it would be even better.

Naturally the bloke at the hardware store thought I was nuts buying welding gloves for my mum, until I explained about the open fire, then the light bulb went on over his head.

Mind you it was the usual story of a particular product being hard to find when you want it, and then everywhere after you have finally bought it.

I think that mum is now up to her third or fourth set of welding gloves as they usually wear out at the fingertips.

But she has never had a burn or splinters thanks to my Mothers Day gifts.

Better than giving her another appliance or gadget for the kitchen don't you think?

Mustang

TTigerAtty 62M

5/10/2006 5:33 pm

I can see the logic in the welding gloves for working around open flames and carry firewood. Makes good sense!


rm_MustangD6644 51M
1031 posts
5/11/2006 12:12 am

It certainly does TT, but the looks that you get when you first tell people about them are priceless.

Mustang


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