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. Dr. Phil says:

    moners candle holder

  2. Dale says:

    Banana peeler.

  3. Max says:

    Ice workers tool.

  4. Becky DeBell says:

    Used in leather saddle making.

  5. derf says:

    a spool to wrap line around and then stake in the ground

  6. Jaki says:

    This is only part of a gold miner lamp it is missing the the parifin lamp. It is also missing were the oil goes.

  7. thepittsmn says:

    I guess I'll go with the miner's candle again

  8. thepittsmn says:

    I guess I’ll go with the miners candle again.

  9. clairecelsi says:

    I could use this right now. We just moved into a townhouse and the master bedroom and space bedroom doors don't shut all the way. I sanded down the spare bedroom door with sandpaper and it took me two hours. I'm dreading the other one, so this would make the job a lot easier. Thanks! Claire

  10. Danny M says:

    Miners candle holder!

  11. bernardina sims says:

    an ice tool

  12. Mike D says:

    Used for candle making… or some other kind of making.

  13. Jerry B says:

    spike candle holder

  14. Kathryn C says:

    ancient tool for changing oil in vehicles

  15. JCG says:

    It looks like a holder/trimmer for candle making

  16. cstrasba says:

    candle holder sounds the least painful

  17. lkarulak says:

    Used to move logs

  18. randall f says:

    randall f
    miners candle holder

  19. lindsay f says:

    lindsay f
    miners candle holder

  20. melissa h says:

    melissa h
    miners candle holder

  21. michele f says:

    michele f
    miners candle holder

  22. Liz L says:

    miners candle holder

  23. Allyson Bossie says:

    It's Definitely a skewer for the grill

  24. Eva Mack says:

    ice pick

  25. Gladys McAllister says:

    I'll go with Miners candle holder


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