Toolsday Giveway: Win a New Showerhead

We had a lot of correct answers to last week’s mystery gadget — most folks knew it was some kind of gear pulley used on a bicycle.  We randomly picked the winner from all the comments, and that lucky person is Mary, who also knew it was a bike pulley.  Congrats Mary, you have one week to respond to our email before we pick another winner.

Christmas is just around the corner.  Let the world know you’ve got a heavy dose of the holiday spirit by decking out your front yard. We’ve got expert advice from licensed electrician James Young, host of I Hate My Kitchen on how to safety hang outdoor lighting. Also, find instructions on how to make outdoor decorations like snowmen, sleighs and sparkling snowflakes.

Next Tuesday one lucky winner will receive a LevAqua showerhead. The LevAqua combines five digital-touch controlled settings for maximum water flow optimization.  The showerhead’s settings include a relaxing full-body surround, a pulsating massage, a combo of the previous two, and an eco-saving low-flow setting.   

To enter the LevAqua showerhead giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these things pictured below are. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, November 27, 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 November 27, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the LevAqua showerhead.  

 Official Rules.


1,369 Responses

  1. Mar says:

    A very old sewing machine bobin a bobin spool.

  2. miles fredrick says:


  3. Steve says:

    Vintage thread spool & bobbin.

  4. Jneille says:

    Okay, well I thought it was the part of a flag pulley where the rope spools through until someone pointed out it looks a lot like a bobbin for sewing machine thread.

  5. Gay says:

    It's a sewing machine bobbin and it's encasement.

  6. Lawrence Ponce says:

    Sewing machine bobbin

  7. Joe says:

    I'm going to go with window balance just be different.

  8. John J. says:

    It appears to be the pulley on a weed eater where the line wraps around. The other piece looks like the housing for the pulley.

  9. Linkis says:

    Case & bobbin for sewing machine.

  10. looker19 says:

    Antique sewing machine bobbin and holder

  11. Sim says:

    Bobbin and bobbin case from an elderly sewing machine, not to be confused with the bobbin from a robin.

  12. rono says:

    thread bobbin w/cover

  13. Samantha Bassett says:

    Weedwacker spool!!

  14. Dennis Seymour says:

    Singer Sewing Machine Bobbin Holder

  15. Rita K says:

    sewing machine bobbin

  16. Dan Larson says:

    Old school weed eater spool

  17. Jennie says:

    Sewing machine bobbin and case

  18. SASHA says:


  19. james burgess says:

    sewing bobbin

  20. Lonny says:

    sewing machine bobbin and bobbin case

  21. Korrine says:

    bobbin and bobbin case from a sewing machine,

  22. Herm Lamb says:

    pull rope for lawnmower

  23. Tim Brown says:

    Sewing machine bobbin

  24. kelley says:

    maybe a fishing thing?

  25. Annette Boyer says:

    sewing machine bobbin and holder


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