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.  

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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. DavenGa says:

    Old style studio microphone

  2. Sherri says:

    This is a 1920's 3d mac Antique Mircrophone. this is from the Art Deco era.

  3. Van says:

    Old timey microphone possibly even before TV had color.

  4. Daniel Matonak says:

    vintage carbon microphone

  5. Kris H says:


  6. nancy says:

    antique microphone

  7. vinnie says:

    i think it looks like an old fashion microphone.

  8. LindeS says:

    A seismic detector

  9. Chuck Feldmann says:

    Early microphone with cover removed

  10. DBCoop says:

    "Speak now or forever hold your peace." Speaking of, it's a vintage 20's era microphone. They can be seen in old Hollywood movies, or more recent movies that depict the early 1900's.

  11. Gary123X says:

    Antique microphone circa 1920's

  12. Lisa Bragg says:


  13. druid9855 says:

    <random telefgraph sounds> "Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press." – Walter Winchell

    This is an antique carbon microphone, used for AM radio transmissions primarily during the 1920s.

  14. Jaclyn M. says:

    A scale for measuring produce.

  15. Brandy McCarthy says:

    It looks like a microphone ..or the top of one.. You see them on old tv shows.

  16. BobW says:

    old Reverberation spring Speaker

  17. William says:

    old fashioned radio microphone

  18. mike says:

    recording studio mic

  19. TheresaM says:

    looks like an old radio microphone

  20. Connie Taylor says:

    First baby bunji

  21. looker19 says:

    I'll go with a spring suspended antique microphone.

  22. Jason L says:

    Looks like a radio microphone

  23. Amanda Y. says:

    It's a microphone. :)

  24. Holly Hollis says:

    It's a microphone!!!!!!


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