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. Ron Love says:

    candle holder; stick if in the wall and go for it

  2. jeff white says:

    it looks like apolstery tool a punch awl for streaching around edges and the round thing is a cleaning tool

  3. cameranut says:

    Used to hold mouth open of fish with teeth, to remove hook

  4. patricia says:

    give a "great" construction dude an inch he'll make a yard! That's my guy!

  5. Mary says:

    leather craftsman

  6. Rose Sunderland says:

    This probably had many uses, one of which might have been used in barn raising. Many farm people worked into the wee hours. to finish ajob.

  7. Rudolpho Escamilla says:

    Looks like a tool used for doors and or cabinetry

  8. janlee61 says:

    It is a leather makers tool

  9. Lanette says:

    candle holder sounds good. A circle to hold it with and a hook to hang it when possible.

  10. karen sibole says:

    looks like a tool used with thread

  11. Wayne Dysart says:


  12. marla says:

    i need this so bad and need help with some suff and wish i could win a crash where i live they dont have that stuff just small poor town crescent city calf

  13. keith porter says:

    a blooming candle holder

  14. Lori Crawford says:

    It looks like an apple corer?

  15. timtim says:

    Spoke shaver

  16. William Watkins says:

    your gusse is as good as mine

  17. george says:

    easy for door jobs

  18. Darcey says:

    I like to do all my own work around the house. I could use it!

  19. margaret ross says:

    being a woman with a smaller hand than most men I could use that tool. no one has ever won from west virginia

  20. jenny hebert says:

    dont know

  21. big ed says:

    old fashion bobin for twine or a heavy string to bundle somthing

  22. Mary Stone says:

    I'm going with candle holder for miners.

  23. Bob says:

    miners candle holder

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