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. br_Ray says:

    possibly an old desk microphone used in radio broadcast.

  2. G-Man says:

    Could be an old heating coil from a dryer.

  3. G-Man says:

    This was an easy one, thanks.

  4. AndReW says:

    an old microphone

  5. jenecolingiles says:

    an old microphone

  6. Dan J says:

    Looks like an old style microphone to me too.

  7. Bril says:

    old microphone or speaker

  8. JamesW says:

    Looks like an old time radio microphone.

  9. M. Wingerson says:

    It looks like an old fashion microphone.

  10. Roy F. says:

    a microphone

  11. FEFahnstrom says:

    The backside of an old studio microphone.

  12. deltaphisig says:

    unidirectional microphone. that is pretty stylish, and was probably used in early TV broadcast.

  13. Robert Olinger says:

    Antique microphone

  14. James CL says:

    Old timey radio microphone.

  15. bgolden says:

    A vintage studio mic

  16. Cindy says:

    This aparatus is one of the first microphones from early 1900's/

  17. Adele says:


  18. Daniel Carlson says:

    antique microphone

  19. Gary says:

    looks like old mircophone

  20. Ron Jeka says:

    heater coil

  21. lisa says:

    An antique microphone or speaker!

  22. C says:

    Carbon Ring Microphone

  23. R says:

    Carbon Ring Microphone

  24. P says:

    Carbon Ring Microphone


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