No I've never used one, but would love to have one for my vintage machines. Linda, "IF" we are on the same page and I'm thinking of what you are describing I see them on shopgoodwill. Originally Posted by J Miller. Joe Joe that is exactly what I am looking for! My vintage sock darner is a wooden egg shaped thing with a handle. Unless it is made of gold! The darner holds the thing in one hand and darns with the other.