Tuesday Toolsday Giveaway: What the Heck is it?

Last Toolsday’s mystery tool was in honor of Derby week. It is stall jack, a kind of portable anvil that a farrier uses to shoe horses.  We randomly picked one winner from all the comments and that lucky person is spazmom.  Congrats spazmom, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

If you’re looking to hold some big sporting events in your backyard, we’ve got plenty of great ideas for building horseshoe pits, bocce ball courts and putting greens. Plus, find instructions on how to build a tiki bar, pergola and design ideas for fire pits.

Next Toolsday, we’ll be giving away a DIY safety-gear prize pack from 3M. It includes a set of cool Bono-like safety glasses, stereo headphones, and a sanding/fiberglass respirator. The perfect protection for your ears, eyes, nose and throat.

To enter, post a comment and tell us what you think the gadget below is for. We will randomly pick one comment from this post to win the safety gear. 

On Tuesday, May 17, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until May 17, 2011, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the safety gear from 3M.

769 Responses

  1. Lesa says:

    It's a cutting pattern.

  2. Joe B says:

    I think it is an ogee guide for a router

  3. kiley pew says:

    It looks like a tool used to for leveling molding.

  4. Wesley McGrath says:

    This is a Interior Plastering Mold Template Screed. You put the plaster material on the wall and with this screed you screed the excess plaster from the wall in this shape.

  5. biggs says:

    i think it is a template used for moldings

  6. LORETTA.A.RENO says:


  7. gerry says:

    template for a wood router would be my guess

  8. julie says:

    still thinks its a moulder knife

  9. Robin says:

    crown molding stencil

  10. Amos says:

    Tools for Wood Working.

  11. Ben says:

    Look like a lathe blade for cutting banister rails.

  12. Darlene says:

    A template for cutting wood trim?

  13. louis says:

    Its a molding template for cabinets and other fancy type projects like end tables and hutches etc…

  14. DrPhil347 says:

    what happened to May 17 new tool

  15. Brent says:

    It's a cutting tool of some sort.

  16. Ashley says:

    It's some sort of template for crown molding and trim.

  17. thepittsmn says:

    A cutting and shaping blade for wood.

  18. Paul Scott says:

    a woodworker's template

  19. Lesa says:

    It's a pattern.

  20. Tony says:

    I would say that this is a carving tool for woodworkers

  21. ET3 says:

    It's part of a saw.

  22. Betty says:

    It's a blade to use with a lathe to cut detail in table legs.

  23. Richard Reynolds says:

    After looking closer I think it was used to carve out plaster crown molding.

  24. Richard Reynols says:

    It is a blade for a molding machine. It appears it can cut two profiles at the same time.

  25. Edward Goodwin says:

    It's a blade from a set, for cutting molding.


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