Toolsday Giveaway: Win an Organizing Kit

Last Toolsday we asked you to identify a set of tools that looked like a pair of elongated eggs on a stick. For the most part, we only had two answers. About half of you thought it was used to stretch shoes and the other half thought it was used for blowing glass.  Well, the second half got it right. The mystery tool is used by a glass blower for shaping curves into glass.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Eric B., who was in the winning faction that knew it was a glass-blowing tool. Congratulations Eric B., you’ve got one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.    

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away two sets of self organizing goodies including two copies of “SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life: A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck” by bestselling author, Julie Morgenstern. This 300 page book outlines a four-step plan to get rid of the physical, mental, and schedule clutter that holds back so many of us. Plus it will show you how to stay organized after you heave the clutter, so you’ll stay on track.

To win an organizing kit, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this contraption (below) is used for.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick two winners.

Are you taking a staycation to get some backyard projects done?  Let us help. We’ve got plenty of ideas, inspiration and instructions for turning your backyard into a spectacular hang out for entertaining and relaxing. We’ve got tips for designing an outdoor kitchen, instructions on how to build a pergola, tiki hut or patio. Or do you want to install a backyard bocce court, putting green or chess set – we’ve got step-by-step instructions on how to do that too.  

On Tuesday, July 17, we will select the winners then start up a new giveaway for another prize, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until July 17, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win an organizing kit.  
Official Rules.

906 Responses

  1. Wayne says:

    Paint shaker, all the way!!

  2. Nancy says:

    paint shaker

  3. Esther day says:

    Furniture clamper.

  4. whidone says:

    I'm going to say paint can shaker, only because some folks even know the model number!

  5. Andy says:

    Pneumatic paint can shaker.

  6. milanmyers says:

    Paint shaker.

  7. Herb G says:

    a pneumatic paint can shaker

  8. Susan says:

    A paint can shaker/mixer

  9. Harold Erb says:

    Looks like a paint mixing machine

  10. druid9855 says:

    Shake, shake, shake. Shake, shake, shake. Shake your paint can. Shake your paint can.

    With apologies to KC & the Sunshine (-Yellow) Band (Paint CAN – BOOTY! Pretty good, eh?).

  11. Ed Coleman says:

    I use to have one of these. It used to make fishing flys

  12. nova says:

    its a pneumatic paint shaker!

  13. Chuck says:

    Its an AST 4550 paint can shaker

  14. Diane S. says:

    A Paint Mixer. The clamp holds a can and shakes it.

  15. Terri C. McMillan says:

    A paint mxer

  16. windicindi says:

    Man, I don't have a clue about this contraption…a pneumatic paint shaker?!
    Thanks, Cindi

  17. Vincent Gruenbacher says:

    a vise

  18. ron armstrong says:

    can crusher to crush aluminum cans

  19. Gustavo Lopez says:

    its a type of clamp.

  20. Joseph Menard says:

    Paint can shaker.

  21. Elaine says:

    It's used to shake/mix cans of paint.

  22. Jonathan says:

    It's a paint mixer / can shaker.

  23. Kenneth Rowe says:

    Astro Pneumatic Air Operated Paint Shaker Model AO4550

  24. Cindy says:

    This is the Astro Pneumatic Air Operated Paint Shaker Model AO4550. You can find it at

  25. Clint P. says:

    Paint can shaker to mix paint


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