Sep 142010

chances are I’ll want a sock to go with it.

No, seriously. There is a great use for your lone socks, you know, the ones that come out of the wash without a mate. Don’t throw them away, use them as ‘hats’ for your hammers!

I snapped this picture of my hammer drawer, the place where my ‘good’ hammers live. metalsmithing, raising, forming hammers, jewelry artists network

True, these aren’t socks, but they used to be, and some do still have socks, I just didn’t et a picture of those. These are golf club covers and some might be shoe covers.

Anyway, the real message here is that there are probably things in your home right now that could be residing on the heads of your hammers. Look around and then cover your hammers! It helps prevent rust and any possible scratches on the highly polished heads.





  4 Responses to “If you give me a hammer….”

  1. Hah, i’ve read this before, but never done it. I have used plastic bag sleeves. Time for the socks!
    Thanks Janice!

  2. I don’t know, I’d think that the sock would draw moisture, but then again I live in very dry climate. It may be different back there. I get rust from my sweaty hands not the atmosphere. I wipe the hammers down with a light oil before I put them back in the rack. No sock, leather, or plastic covering for me.

    • I know a lot of people oil, and I oil my rolling mill rollers and things like that. But your comment makes sense Jerry – but my covered hammers all stay bright and shiny.

  3. Ooooh…I have so many single socks! I could probably sell them and make money to buy hammers…