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[TowerTalk] Leather Glooves

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Leather Glooves
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Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 08:52:09 -0600
Instead of cutting off the finger tips, I cut a lateral opening
on the bottom of the finger tips at the first knuckle which
allows me to stick my finger tips out to handle small parts
and bring them back inside the gloove to keep them warm
the rest of the time.

Tom  N4KG

On Tue, 12 Feb 2002 "Mark ." <> writes:
> Hi all,
> I use the goat skin roping glove that have the extra layer on the 
> palm for 
> guiding sliding ropes. I have added some modifications that you 
> might find 
> helpful:
> 1) I cut off the fingertips of the thumb, index, and middle fingers 
> of the 
> gloves to allow dexterity with tower hardware. I use waxed dental 
> floss to 
> stich around the cut ends to prevent the cut seams from unravelling 
> further.
> 2) I pierced the outer cuff on each glove and added a small snap 
> hook, 
> similar to a miniature carabiner. I attach short string lanyards to 
> many of 
> my common tower tools, such as screwdrivers, wrenches, etc. When I 
> set up to 
> use a tool, I clip its string lanyard into the hook on the glove 
> cuff to 
> keep me from losing the tool if it slips out of my hand. This is 
> especially 
> helpful when you're leaning out from the tower to access a side arm 
> or 
> mount, and you can only work with one hand. This has saved me more 
> than one 
> trip to retrieve a dropped tool!
> Cheers,
> --...MARK_N1LO...--
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