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. Mark Geda says:

    Paint Mixer

  2. Donnie says:

    pneumatic (air powered) paint can shaker

  3. Mary says:

    paint mixer

  4. John says:

    that is a paint can shaker.

  5. karen sibole says:

    i think it is some kind of mold for making something for a mickey mouse

  6. janine bratty says:

    I believe it is for building fences

  7. BeaJae says:

    I'm pretty sure it's a paint can shaker/mixer. BUT, it would work great for holding yarn while rolling up the yarns of balls.

  8. Nancy says:

    This has to be a vice grip of some kind.

  9. rickey says:

    air clamp paint mixer

  10. jimiwho says:

    bobbin threader & winder

  11. Michael Mallick says:

    I'll go way out there and say its a telegraph machine….

  12. rickey says:

    a bob a bob

  13. james says:

    a paint can shaker

  14. hellokitty says:

    is it a clamp?

  15. TLfrog says:

    a type of vice to hold a circular object.

  16. Marilyn Felz says:

    a paint can mixer

  17. Gary says:

    A paint can crusher.

  18. claudia says:

    This apparatus is really a clamp, AND a paint shaker

  19. crystal says:

    its a paint shaker

  20. Michele Miller says:

    It is autobody paint shaker that hooks up to a compressor to shake the paint for the cars. My son has one in his autobody class for school.

  21. [...] Toolsday, we posted a photo of a blue machine with two things on the side that look like Mickey Mouse heads  –  to win our prize, we asked you to tell us what the machine is used for.  You’re [...]

  22. maureen says:

    to stretch leather

  23. flowers says:

    Looks like a clamp of some sort

  24. Vincent Gruenbacher says:

    it's a vise


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