1. bag of hammers

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    Yep - having the gloves on by default makes all the difference when I have one of my occasional brain farts....
     
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  2. wingsfan

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    Feeling the Heat

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    we use the little coa shovel/scooper when an ember falls out and have never gotten burnt. I don't think I would try to pick it up even if I did have gloves.
     
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  3. ArsenalDon

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    Had to read this 3 times....thought you were telling us you wear a dress
     
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  4. ArsenalDon

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    Have a pair of leather gloves right there just in case I load a split too big and have to run outside with it half burning......or something needs to be moved around...other than that I cannot get in the habit of putting gloves on...and yes have plenty of burns to show how dumb I am.
     
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  5. Insomnivore

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    Reasons for my using gloves in order of importance: 1) Splinters They hurt almost as bad as burns and seem for some odd reason to be alcohol, the drinkin' kind, resistant, 2) Rodent and misc. small animal excrement / housing remnants on wood, (germophobe, yup) 3) Heat protection.

    Every year I do end up with a new scar or two on my right forearm since my gloves stop at the wrist. The scars make good conversation around the lunch table at work in July though.
     
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  6. BobUrban

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    Often but not always - there are non-leather fire retardent gloves that dogs wont eat
     
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  7. firebroad

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    Damm, I'm gonna start loading my stove with my legs
     
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    Cynnergy and bag of hammers like this.
  8. USMC80

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    yup welders gloves, I too like to partake in after work drinks and can get a little sloppy when loading
     
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  9. Ashful

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    Yep... don't wanna mess up your hairy forearms. ;)
     
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  10. Adios Pantalones

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    I only wear gloves out to the wood pile to avoid splinters. I don't wear them loading the stove, unless they're already on. I don't think that I've ever put them on to load the stove
     
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  11. firefighterjake

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    I like to think that my gloves look more like super hero gauntlets . . . I have thought about adding the spikes on the side to look more like Batman . . . abeit a short, fat and balding Batman with no ninja-like moves.
     
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