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. meljenkins says:

    Old stapler

  2. It’s a template for making designs in woodworking.

  3. Kari Judd says:

    HI! Looks like a wood working template!

  4. Jared David says:

    I believe it is a leather hole punch.

  5. james oshea says:

    pliers that cut on an arc.

  6. phyllis oshea says:

    it makes all kind of dowels for furniture

  7. Raymond Cudar says:

    It is a blade for shaping wood trim.

  8. Justin L. says:

    Looks like a plainer for crown molding to me

  9. gerry says:

    looks like a mold for making castings

  10. brucephalus says:

    This is clearly a bladed tool used to make nightmares for people with long fingers.


    A single link of a chain saw.

  12. Amos says:

    Tools for Woodworking.

  13. Cristi Reid says:

    shelf bracket

  14. hornsfan says:

    Looks like a jig used for cutting wood moldings

  15. Helen Jones says:

    some kind of cutting or carving tool

  16. Diana81rjb78 says:

    It looks like some sort of torture device. :)

  17. Ashley says:

    It is some sort of template for molding.

  18. thepittsmn says:

    A blade for cutting and shaping wood.

  19. Bill says:

    a blade for making molding

  20. gale says:


  21. Alexandra says:

    I think it is a template to for cutting wood.

  22. Theodore says:

    I think it is a cutter blade used to shape molding.

  23. Patty Fischer says:

    This is a tool for cutting fancy crown moldings


    It's either a thing-a-ma-jig or a whatcha-ma-call-it… I know this one!!!

  25. Sarah says:

    molding template


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