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I'd just make them myself. I can buy two yards of felt from Hobby Hobby and make about a dozen or so socks (4" diameter) for the cost of buying one or two commercial socks, depending on the brand. The trick will be findiing someone with a sewing machine that can do the seams (I can't recall what seam is typically used, but I'll see if I can get a pic of mine later today if needed).
If you are set on buying them, I'd order them from bulkreef supply. They sell theirs for like $6 each. Marine depot sells their 4" socks for $5 each.
 

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I'd just make them myself. I can buy two yards of felt from Hobby Hobby and make about a dozen or so socks (4" diameter) for the cost of buying one or two commercial socks, depending on the brand. The trick will be findiing someone with a sewing machine that can do the seams (I can't recall what seam is typically used, but I'll see if I can get a pic of mine later today if needed).
If you are set on buying them, I'd order them from bulkreef supply. They sell theirs for like $6 each. Marine depot sells their 4" socks for $5 each.
Not a bad idea about making them. I have to ask the mother-in-law to see if she can do it, as she has a sewing machine.
 

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Sewing with a sewing machine is fairly easy.

If you don't know how, poke around at the local community college and see if they have any courses, check with libraries, or ask at a sewing/craft store about classes.

If none of those are an option, see if you can get a friend/relative who knows how to teach you a bit, or get an intro book out of the library and just practice and teach yourself.

Something like a filter sock should be really easy, and you may be able to figure out how after playing with some scraps and stuff
 
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