Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Power Planer

Last Toolsday (Tuesday) we posted a photo of a curved wooden gadget with three door-stop looking things sticking out of it, and we asked you tell us what profession uses the gadget and for what.  We stumped just a few folks, a lot of you knew it was a plane used by a cooper to cut grooves into wooden barrels to fit the metal bandings.  

We randomly picked two winners out of all last week’s comments and those lucky people are Lana Ryan from Covington, WA, who thought it was clamp; and Ed Sindelar from Wauconda, IL, he thought it was a sewing thread holder. You’re both wrong, but you both still win.  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman power planer. The 5-amp motor on this powerful little machine cuts most any type of wood fast and smooth, whether you’re just evening out a few edges or making some fancy bevel or chamfer cuts.

Do you love turning old junk into something new?  Take at look at some of these easy table projects you can make from garage-sale treasures and old stuff.  Learn how to turn an old suitcase into an end table, or how to turn soda crates into a shadow box table, and make a new coffee table out of an old door.        

To win the Craftsman power planer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what profession uses this little device and for what.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, July 31, 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 31, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman power planer.  

Official Rules.

1,108 Responses

  1. Susan P says:

    Sticking Tommy candlestick holder made of iron used by miners.

    • Allan says:

      A leather tool.

    • John South says:

      a sticking probe used to rip cow hide to a minimal length in order to make shoelaces to an exact length and width with the maximum amount of return for effoort

  2. gerry says:

    Miners use it. It's a candle holder

  3. Sara N says:

    Candle holder :)

  4. @Yarusso7 says:

    I high tech tool used for leather projects..

  5. Ron Jeka says:

    tool for wagon

  6. Elaine says:

    It's a miner's candle holder.

  7. Mike Voll says:

    I would guess that a vetrinarian who works with horses to clean off the bottom of their hooves and around horseshoes…. It is a longshot though.

  8. Kenneth Rowe says:

    spike candle holder

  9. druid9855 says:

    You load sixteen tons
    and what do you get?
    Another day older
    And another miner's spike candle holder.

    (My apologies to Tennessee Ernie Ford).

  10. Barbara Carlson says:

    My guess would be, its for carving fancy designs in wood.

  11. Jo says:

    A candle holder for miners

  12. Ed S. says:

    Miners' candle holder.

  13. Andy says:

    Have to go with the candle holder, too

  14. asandmancan says:

    An any place mount candle holder for miners and well digers!!!

  15. tia whitaker says:

    going with an ice-pick.. creepy looking

  16. Madelyn says:

    I'm stumped, but guess leatherworker's awl

  17. MIKES_MACHINE says:

    Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Someones getting cut, someones getting poked, and someones getting burnt with this miners “Sticking Tommy” candle holder.

  18. Herb G says:

    Ryan's answer sounds aws good as anything, a miner's candle holder

  19. Ryan says:

    Miners use it. It's a candle holder

  20. CINDY BARRUS says:


  21. fred weigle III says:

    a chastity belt device for men

  22. Sharon says:

    ice pick

  23. Lynn says:

    I'll guess a shoemaker to punch holes in leather. Not sure what the round thing with the tabs would be for…

  24. khiavdim says:

    Jason's ice pick? XP

  25. liz says:

    no idea


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