Earlier this week, dad decided that I need to learn how to cut wood and ceramic tile. I was thrilled to get a lesson, since I enjoy DIY projects. Our first stop was the basement.
Dad has been working with wood nearly every day since he retired. His works of art often involve a few coats of stain and polyurethane. That's where the sock stockpile comes in handy. My father doesn't like to waste ANYTHING. A penny saved is a penny earned in his mind. So, if he can find one final use for socks with holes, he's a happy man.
Actually, socks work great for staining wood. While the family jokes about his "cost-conscious" habits, I do think his idea for storing the socks is a good tip. Whenever dad works on a new project that requires more than one coat of stain or polyurethane, he'll store the used sock in a plastic sandwich baggy overnight. It keeps the sock moist, so you can use it again for your second coat the next day, etc. I love learning little workshop tips from my dad. I'm not sure how he'll feel about this, but every time I discover a hole in my sock, I will think of dear old dad.