Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Rechargeable Screwdriver

We fooled a lot of people last week.  Hardly anyone correctly guessed that the Toolsday mystery tool was an archaeologist’s brush used to sweep soil off artifacts and bones. The brush’s bristles are made from a tropical plant called the escobillo — it stands up well to moisture, so it is perfect for playing in the dirt. 

We had a variety of creative answers including mustache broom, lint brush, a chimney sweep and a tea whisk.  But, we were able to pick only one winner, and that lucky person is Bluenite, who thought it was a whisk broom. Congrats Bluenite, you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Black & Decker Gyro Rechargeable Screwdriver. If you’re doing some early Christmas shopping, this is perfect gift for any homeowner or apartment dweller.  It is compact, lightweight and its powerful lithium battery holds a charge for up to 18 months.  It can be used on everything from big home-improvement projects, to hanging artwork to assembling toys and crafts.

Halloween is right around the corner.  Have you carved your pumpkin yet?  If not, we’ve got templates you can print out, tape to your pumpkin and start carving.  A rotary tool and some old steak knives work great. Also, do you need last minute decorations for your Halloween party.  We’ve got instructions for projects that will take little time and money to make, and they’re easy enough the kids can help too.    

To enter the Black & Decker Gyro Rechargeable Screwdriver giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the items pictured below are  and what profession uses them? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, October 30, 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 October 30, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Black & Decker Gyro Rechargeable Screwdriver.  

Official Rules.

1,552 Responses

  1. Alo says:

    Shin guards. Looks like for cricket or baseball.

  2. Van Avondolio says:

    It's an old knee and shin protector worn by baseball catchers.

  3. Lindy says:

    antique shinguards for a softball or baseball catcher

  4. debra says:

    colums stolen from someones holloween coustume haha but i really think there carpenters knee pads

  5. sharshee says:

    I agree with lots of others: Vintage D&M Cricket Shin Guards. used in the sport of cricket

  6. Tom M. says:

    Bumble bee guards.

  7. crystal says:

    They look like catcher shin guards for baseball

  8. Christopher Jones says:

    Catchers knee and shin guards

  9. Poppy says:

    cricket shinguards

  10. Scottish says:

    Shin guards from the 1953 World Champion Pakistani cricket club.

  11. lorrainear says:

    vintage cricket shin guards

  12. Ed R. says:

    Protective leg wear for cricket players.

  13. Sylvianne says:

    Vintage pair of knee and shin guards

  14. Ron Love says:

    knee/shin pads for cricket

  15. Mike Briley says:

    Knee Pads with shin protectors!

  16. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    Jello moulds but now realize they are shin guards.

  17. Paulette says:

    Knee protectors for cricket player

  18. DMcD says:

    shin guards for gordie howe.

  19. Pat says:

    It's a pair of vintage knee / shin guards

  20. Gary says:

    vintage knee /shin guards

  21. Mose says:

    Strap on paint brush drying rack, so the faster you run the quicker the brushes dry.

  22. Stacy says:

    Vintage catcher's shin guards

  23. Wendy Gudmundson says:

    Those are knee and shin protectors.

  24. hammitt says:

    I think it is used as a mold maybe for lead for a plumber or candles for a candlemaker

  25. Sandra Horn says:

    antique hockey knee and shin protectors


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