Buy Silica gel - usually ordered from a pharmacist - and sew up small
bags (3" square) of muslin. Put a couple of tablespoons into the bags
and sew them closed. You can cover these bags again in felt which
stops them from snagging on tools.
Now we all put our tools away each evening as we finish, don’t we? Of
course! I put mine into metal and wood drawers. There are a couple of
these bags in each drawer.
Silca gel absorbs moisture and prevents the damp air from attacking
the tools. It’s important that the tools are stored in a confined
space so that the bags can absorb all the water content in the air. If
they’re left in an open drawer the bags wont be able to cope.
Once a week put the bags into a warm oven to dry out ( or put them in
Works for me in damp Suffolk(UK).
Most of my tools get covered in a THIN coat of THIN oil (called “3 in
1” in the UK). I put the oil onto a rag and wipe the tool with the