Toolsday Giveaway: Win Pennington Seed Fertilizers

Last 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 a very smart bunch of DIYers, because most all of you knew that it was a paint can mixer.  

We randomly picked two winners out of all last week’s comments and those lucky people are Joyce from Manchester, Iowa and Ritchie from Denver, CO, who both answered correctly. Congrats, you both have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Have you got a honey-do list the length of your arm and don’t know where to begin?  We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common household fixes and put together easy step-by-step instructions so you can get the job done. We’ve covered plumbing tasks like toilet repair and clogged drains; how to unstick a stuck window, how to replace a cracked tile, and even how to fix furniture that your dog chewed up.  

Next Tuesday, one  lucky winner will receive a combo pack of Pennington Seed’s Smart 1 Feed System. The pack consists of complete line of long-lasting (up to 8 months), specialty premium fertilizers designed for efficient feeding, proper nutrition and healthy plant growth. The line is customized for differnet growing environments, plant types and application needs, thus taking the guesswork out of mix selection.

To win the Pennington Seed fertilizer combo pack, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what tradesperson uses this device and for what.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, July 24, 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 24, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Pennington Seed fertilizer.
Official Rules.

851 Responses

  1. Dana B. says:

    A Furniture Maker

  2. Doug B. says:

    A furniture maker.

  3. Frumonce says:

    Cruze Plane

  4. terrim says:

    A wood workers clamp.

  5. David McKenzie says:

    Some type of clamping device

  6. Patricia says:

    I think the tradesperson for this idea would be a clock maker. It looks like the lever to the far middle somehow moves the gadets below.

  7. MichaelJ says:

    I'll go with FredG's response and say a croze barrel making plane.

  8. druid9855 says:

    John Jameson would never have had any barrels of his beloved whiskey to lose if his cooper had not had a croze tool to cut the grooves for the top and bottom of the barrels.

  9. Melissa says:

    It is clamped on and used to cut into circular barrels.

  10. MIKES_MACHINE says:

    A Cooper, someone who makes or repairs barrels and casks, would use this croze plane for cutting grooves on the inside to securely hold the top and bottom.

  11. Mark B says:

    I believe it is an old clamp.

  12. Susan P says:

    Cooper's croze tool used for cutting grooves inside of casks or barrels. Used by a cooper or barrel maker in colonial times.

  13. jaimee says:

    clamper of some sort

  14. Jeff says:

    Something used in sewing or bowmaking.

  15. tonyamartinez says:

    a musical instrument

  16. Mary W says:

    By golly, Fred is correct! It IS a Croze plane!

  17. Christine Burd says:

    a seamstress – bobbin holder

  18. j.r. says:

    looks like it belongs on a boat

  19. at00 says:

    A carpenter uses the tool to center and cut biscuits on curved arches.

  20. FredG says:

    It is a croze plane used by a cooper (cask and barrel maker) to cut the groove inside the barrel that allows the head (flat piece) to fit.

  21. Gryphon says:

    I believe peg-using clampers use this to clamp pegs onto … things.

  22. Larry says:

    A clamping press of some kind. I don't know for sure…YET!

  23. Diane S. says:

    mixed thread holder for sewing machine

  24. Jeff Gabby says:

    yarn maker to spin yarn

  25. Craig says:

    I would really enjoy using penningtons seed fertilizer.

    • HugoLopez65 says:

      If you live in the midwest in an area that has not seen much rain it is not fertilizer that you need, but rather more rain. Once we have all had enough rain we can then start thincking about which fertilizer is best for our yards and plants.

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