Although it looks like a bib from an all-you-can-eat buffet, you might appreciate this apron if you’ve ever been working on a project with many small parts and lost a critical part on the floor. The apron attaches to the bottom edge of your workbench to catch any components that try to make a break for it over the edge.
Micro-Mark claims their apron is an adaptation of an old jeweler’s trick. They make the apron from a 35″-wide by 45″-long sheet of 8mm vinyl which can be easily trimmed to size if required. Two rows of Velcro let you reposition the apron for either standing or sitting.
Even if you don’t want to pay the $11 to buy one, you probably could fashion something similar from a heavy-duty garbage bag — just don’t embarrass the family and take it to the buffet.
Parts-Catching Apron [Micro-Mark]