Walnut Bison - The Woodsman Special

Walnut Bison - The Woodsman Special

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Trimmed out with that sturdy Italian Olive and Vintagized Brass, I like to call this one The Woodsman Special, named after my favorite purveyor of charcuterie boards up Canada way, David Schonberger at Otter Creek Woodworks.

All Woodsman Specials come standard with Olive Trim and Vintagized Brass hardware. Y-back straps are strongly recommended. 

The Goods
We've taken a fresh round of that gorgeous, feels-broken-in-out-of-the-gate bison and figured out how to add some extra awesomeness with our patented hand-dying technique. 

Full disclosure: the hand-dying process does dry this one out just slightly, so it doesn't start quiiite as soft as the regular bison... but still quite a bit softer than the veg-tan walnut, ain't no doubt about it.  


We take all the liberties with our hand-dyed work aprons, so you can expect that no two are the same and that yours will start off with a character very much its own. Some are darker, some are lighter and some even feature the hide's original brand (those are our favorites) or scars from pesky varmints or barbed-wire. They are designed for an easy break-in for many years of comfortable wear. 

Main Panel: Hand-dyed Walnut Bison 
Thickness: 4-4.5oz whole hide leather 
Front pocket: Hand-Dyed Walnut
Back Pocket: Orange
D-tabs: Orange
Straps: Walnut Bridle

Hardware: Vintage Brass

Length Options: Short version below.  

26" - 5'6" and below
28" - 5'7"-5'8"
30" - 5'9"-5'10"
32" - 5'11"-6'
34" - 6'1"-6'2"
36" - 6'3"-6'4"
38" - 6'5" and above
40" - For the really big kids

Please use this as a guide. If you want more coverage, go with the longer size. If you sport a large bay window or for some other reason require a bigger fit, go with the larger size. 

Long version over here 

Pocket Options:

Streamlined Plain Front: This is the classic Calavera style... no muss, no fuss. Still, all aprons come with a standard-issue upper pocket for pens, pencils, small rulers and such. 
Lower Pocket (with or without flap): A traditional rectangular pocket style that hews tight to the main apron panel to prevent accumulation of dust and debris, with or without the inclusion of the optional upper flap. 
Paolini Pocket: Generously sized, side-entry pouch design prevents dust and debris from collecting, without the need for flaps. If we were going to rock the pocket, this would be our choice. Named after Gregory Paolini, who is a fantastic woodworker and teacher, as well as one of our favorite human beings. 

Strap options: 

The Jory comes standard with the Y-Back Strap setup, combining the comfort of the harness style straps with a sturdy, adjustable belt for a perfect, secure fit.

Tape Measure Clips and/or Towel Rings

Apron w/ Plain Front - See gallery for options

Apron w/ Standard Pocket - Upper positioning matches gallery. Lower positioning will go to the lower front of the pocket. 

Apron w/ Paolini Pocket - Upper positioning will be on the front of the pocket, near the top. Lower positioning will be on the front of the pocket. See gallery for visual.

And if all that is way too confusing, just drop an email to michael@calaveratool.com and we'll walk you through it. 

    A note on caring for your work apron

    In the shop, we finish all our work aprons with Dr. Jackson's Conditioning Cream. A modest application will do good things to worn or dry areas. For hotter, dryer regions (or applications), we recommend modest doses of Fiebing's Aussie Leather Conditioner with Beeswax. Don't apply too much or things may get a little sticky. 


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