Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Bosch Pocket Driver

To be eligible to win last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to identify a set of wooden maraca-looking things and tell us what they are use for. Only a handful of people knew the correct answer – they are sock darning eggs. You slip them into socks to make it easier to sew up the holes.  

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Ronald Shook, who thought they were used to shape copper.  Even though you’re wrong, you still win. Congrats Floree, you have one week to response to our email before we pick another winner.  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Bosch 12-volt pocket driver. This powerful tool provides a variety of speed options and clutch settings to allow for a precision drilling and driving into wood and light metal. The compact, lightweight body (less than two pounds) is great for working in tight areas or overhead. And to make it even more convenient, the driver is equipped with a bright LED light.

To enter Bosch pocket driver giveaway, we’ve got another set of egg-shaped tools that you need to identify. Post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what tradesperson/artist uses these tools (below) and for what? (hint: the eggs are made from graphite). You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

Is it too hot to go outside?  Why not stay in and get something done – how about a little delayed spring cleaning. We’ve got tips on how to efficiently speed clean, also how to make inexpensive,  chemical-free cleansers, and ways to get your laundry cleaner.

On Tuesday, July 10, 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 July 10, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Bosch pocket driver.  

Official Rules.

1,344 Responses

  1. liz says:

    no idea

  2. Deanne MacDonald says:

    They are measuring sticks for Jalapeno Peppers! The small one is the smallest they should be to pick the peppers, the large one is the guage to determine if they are too big and gone by!

  3. John says:

    Well a lot of people figured it out before me, but they are used by glass blowing artists to flare pieces. You made it pretty easy though by showing the name in the picture.

  4. Elaine says:

    glass worker thingy

  5. Jessica says:

    Parabolic Flaring Tool used by glassmakers to create convex flares. Graphite can work directly with intense flame without damaging. This particular one is ideal for making goblet bowls.

  6. brett lincoln says:

    Mickelsen Eggs are what glasscrafters use to flare out glass art

  7. Jennifer Feaster says:

    looks like something a wood worker uses to punch holes in wood

  8. LAURA LAJARA says:

    I GOT IT ! I GOT IT! !


    Mickelsen Parabolic Flaring Tool 1 3/4″ Large Size



    I GOT IT!!!

    SO PICK ME!!!


  9. rono says:

    molted glass flaring tools

  10. LynnHelbe says:

    a shoe stretcher

  11. Trina says:

    Glass blower tool

  12. Sharon Wilk says:

    garment stretcher/shoulder strectcher.

  13. Sharon Wilk says:

    Shoe Stretcher or garment stretcher.

  14. Colleen says:

    They look like something a glassblower or other type of glass artist will use

  15. shar shee says:

    Parabolic Flaring tool for glass making

  16. Julie Ambri says:

    Something to put into shoes

  17. Katy says:

    They are for planting carrots.

  18. Barbara Lozsi says:

    It is similar to the sock menders but these are glove or mitten menders

  19. Roxanne Landmann says:

    I think its used to glass blowing.

  20. Anthony Farruggia says:

    Mickelsen Eggs are what glasscrafters use as a flaring tool to flare out glass art

  21. martha says:

    I guess is to make shoes bigger LOL

  22. Andrew H. says:

    In glass blowing they are used to shape the molten glass.

  23. lyndalew says:

    Graphic designer

  24. Dena Albright says:

    It looks like something that a dentist would use….I am afraid of dentists

  25. Larry says:

    Parabolic flaring tools


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