I've heard some horror stories of people getting gloved hands sucked up by a grinder or rotary tool. It seems that running a grinder outside in the winter is the time when gloves are needed the most because of the airflow on the hands from the unit. Sounds like neoprene gloves would be the best, though I wonder if there are other good options.
Thanks for your input guys. I'm trying to prepare for winter's cold snaps so they don't slow me down. I carve north of Bellingham where the weather is mostly mild but can get colder than a witches teat when the Northeast winds howl out of the Fraser valley on some winter days. Those horror story/accidents I've heard about glove fibers getting caught and insta wrapped around a grinder spindle sound like enough to end a person's carving days. I don't know if it's true or a myth but I'm not taking any chances.
I have always used deer skin/leather gloves. They fit tight to my hands. I had the grinder catch my t-shirt one day and that was entertaining. Left a little rub on my tummy.. I have not seen or heard of gloves catching in the grinder and hope I never do. Is there a down fall to using leather gloves?
I had been carving with gloves during a cold snap a few weeks ago, then I overheard a couple guys talking at a coffee shop one morning. One guy was telling a story about his glove and finger getting caught in a grinder at work. It made me remember that I had heard about those kind of accidents before, and I had been mindful about not wearing gloves around those kind of tools in the past.