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. Sylv1anne says:

    A candle holder used by miners.

  2. gerry says:

    miners tool

  3. Holly says:

    Tailor, to make a suit of armor.

  4. Dwayne says:

    An old school Koozy with a personal pick stand to hold your beer on the ground or in a wall!

  5. bill says:

    vamp spike

  6. Darlene says:

    It's a miner's candlestick holder called a Sticking Tommy

  7. 1joyce says:

    I guess I have to go with the majority. A miner's candleholder

  8. ed sindelar says:

    a candle holder and pick

  9. james says:

    Miners use it. It's a candle holder

  10. Mary Brawner says:

    candlestick holder

  11. Kristen H. says:

    A miner would have used this device to hold a candle while down in the mines. Miner's candle holders were used before lanterns were produced.

  12. gerry says:

    it is for holding a candle or a lattern after you drive the spike in the wall.

  13. karen says:

    you can hook it. stick it or carry it but it was a candle holder for miners

  14. Martha says:

    old fashion ice pick

  15. Martha says:

    I have no clue but it looks scary

  16. Mary N. says:

    part of this looks a needle for people who have a hard time seeing,the other part looks like some of my jewelry

  17. Hilary says:

    It's a miner's candle holder

  18. Ida Beek says:

    I'm going to take a wild guess that this is a candle holder for mines.

  19. christina brady says:

    I guess it is a miner's candle holder also…

  20. bob_n says:

    scores and stretches leather.

  21. JaniceT says:

    Antique Mining Sticky Tommy candle holder used by miners (for example gold miners).

  22. Farron Tso says:

    carpenters tool:)

  23. Mark johnson says:

    It's a du blau blickus device LOL

  24. ANTHONY says:

    shoemaker leather tool

  25. Laura says:

    Well i'm going with the miners candle holder.


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