Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Cordless Planer

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify a round wooden thing that looked like a tricked-out paper towel holder. We had an interesting variety of answers, everything from a pasta dryer, to a foot massager, to a yarn roller, to a guinea pig exercise wheel. Well, all those answers are wrong.  Last week’s mystery tool was an antique fishing-line dryer.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Librarypat who also thought it was a yarn winder.  Congrats Librarypat, even though you guessed incorrectly, you still win. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman 19-Volt Cordless Planer. A necessity for every woodworker, this powerful tool can cut a variety of wood. The adjustable depth and the grooved front shoe makes it easy to create perfect 45-degree chamfered and beveled edges.  

Reality check: Christmas is less than three weeks away! Save money – learn how to make tasty DIY gifts even if you’re not a master in the kitchen. Put together a basket of exotic teas, bags of flavored popcorn, a tray of gourmet cheeses or a collection of sugar and spices for the cook on your gift list.  Plus, find a ton of decorating and craft ideas.

To win the Craftsman 19-Volt Cordless Planer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this old-timey gadget is (pictured below). You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, December 11, 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 December 11, 2012 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Cordless Planer.  

Official Rules.

1,205 Responses

  1. AnthonyE says:


  2. Lisa says:

    an old-fashioned heater coil??

  3. Sarah says:


  4. angel says:

    on first look it looks like an old microphone top.

  5. kyle says:

    it looks like an antique blow dryer

  6. Neil says:

    Looks like a heating unit.

  7. Dionne Donghia says:

    I was going to say a microphone too but since everyone else said that I am going to guess that it is a portable sheet warmer :)

  8. Steve says:


  9. Moodyvega says:

    Inside of the CB Radio Mike.

  10. Meagan says:

    I don't have a clue what it is! But would love to win the cordless planer :)

  11. Maggie S says:

    Speaker from a microphone similar to that used in The King's Speech movie.

  12. Rachael says:

    Art Deco Microphone

  13. cathycountry says:

    It is a replica of an antique carbon suspension ring microphone.

  14. Diane S. says:

    Antique broadcast microphone

  15. Brian N says:


  16. CARL says:

    It's an antique spring mounted broadcast microphone

  17. Bill says:

    antique microphone

  18. joann says:

    heating element

  19. ePop says:

    Carbon Ring Microphone that looks to be from the 1920's to 1930's.

  20. BryanS says:

    Old style recording microphone.

  21. Brenda Davalos says:

    antique microphone

  22. MichaelJ says:

    I think since the first three guesses were for a mocrophone i'll guess an early speaker.

  23. Gail_T says:

    Inside of an old microphone

  24. Stacie M. says:

    I agree with talonts. It looks like an old microphone.

  25. talonts says:



About Jackie McGilvray 


When I'm not pulling together great projects and inspiring ideas as editor of, I'm watching my two adorable boys play whatever sport is in season. Or I might be ...

More About Jackie McGilvray