My gloves weren’t too thrilled with it either.
Those are were Air Farce Nomex and leather flyers gloves. Best work gloves I’ve ever had, and I’ve had them for at least 20 years, believe it or not. They’ve been resewn, patched, and sewn yet again, many times. But they finally got to the point where there wasn’t enough solid material left to stitch together. But I had six more cords of wood to stack, so I applied the usual redneck fix and duct taped (with honest-to-Bog, for real duct tape… the stuff actually designed for taping ductwork, not what you usually see in big box hardware stores) ’em. I figured that would just make it through this year’s stacking.
Similarly, my knee is about done. It’s been doing better (since the unfortunate accident last winter), with regular healing, normal use, and some DIY range of motion physical therapy. But by that last cord, it started to hurt, even with the brace I wear for work. It’s aching right now, but bearably so, and it’s a bit swollen.
Happily for gloves and knee, the firewood is stacked and cleanup completed. My landlord will make it through the winter without freezing to death.
I’ll scavenge the larger bits of leather and fabric. I can use them to do repairs on the next pair of gloves.