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. Ann Marie says:

    a clamp to holdvarious pruducts while working on them.

  2. glenn says:

    This is apaint shaker .I have twenty five years in paint business

  3. joe m says:

    a mixer of some tyer since it has a valve on the side to use air to vibtate paint or another type of liquid.

  4. Gino says:

    Looks like a Mickey Mouse Paint mixer

  5. Herb says:

    paint shaker/mixer

  6. Teddy says:

    a shaker of some kind

  7. jmarkrob says:

    Paint mixer.

  8. Paul Huffman says:

    Air spinning spooler

  9. Leslie Titorenko says:

    It's a can crusher for recycling

  10. Gina says:

    It's used to shake paint cans.

  11. jeanne conner says:

    That belongs in the Gynecologists office…

  12. bobalewy says:

    Like the hundreds of others have said, definitely a paint mixer.

  13. Sandra says:

    a clamp, perhaps to shake paint

  14. Kim says:

    Actually it looks like a shoe.stretcher to me but I agree, it is prob a paint mixer.

  15. Jason Steinmetz says:

    Looks like the thing they use to mix paint

  16. @RJKA1953 says:

    a can opener of some sort…

  17. gerry says:

    mix paint

  18. carolyn W says:

    looks like a clamp that secures any cylindrical shaped tube to secure to cut

  19. Martha says:

    paint mixer

  20. Mayra says:

    Paint can mixer

  21. Ida Beek says:

    I'm positive this contraption is used to shake paint cans.

  22. Pomp says:

    Paint can shaker.

  23. stretchwb says:

    it is a paint can shaker.stretchwb

  24. chris conanan says:

    a vise clamp

  25. Rinda Freeman says:

    A vice for pipe cutting


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