Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Craftsman Biscuit Jointer

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify a gadget that has a circle in a circle held together with some springs. Smart crowd you are — most everyone knew it was an old microphone.  The 1920s art-deco equipment was very high-tech for the time.  The springs were used to eliminate vibration and ambient noises.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Larry M. who correctly guessed the identity of the mystery gadget. Congratulations Larry M., you have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman Corded Plate Jointer. This powerful tool makes a great gift for the biscuit-cutting woodworker on your Christmas list. Its 6-amp motor is powerful and fast enough to make clean cuts every time. The adjustable fence makes cuts at varied depths. 

Are you still decorating for Christmas?  We’ve got some easy crafting ideas for centerpieces and mantel decorations – everything from little glitter Christmas trees, to snow-white burlap trees, to a midcentury-modern hanging centerpiece. Looking for something to hang on your door – check out our wreath projects: a wreath made from balls of yarn, or how about one made from tassels and string, or if you like 70s retro, we’ve got a wreath made from white shag and purple ribbon.

To win the Craftsman Corded Plate Jointer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this old wooden thing is made to do? You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, December 18, 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 18, 2012pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Biscuit Jointer.

Official Rules.

1,116 Responses

  1. joseph says:

    Ummm,looks like an old mouse trap.

  2. cheryl says:

    High tec mouse trap?

  3. Mark Schaeferle says:

    It is a trap !!

  4. Gareth says:

    It's an 1800's RGB television projector. One hole for each colored bulb.

  5. ms.caroline says:

    Device to send Morris Code.

  6. Dr. Phil says:

    finget trap

  7. Tracy says:

    Mouse trapper

  8. Vince says:

    Mouse Killer

  9. joe says:

    It,s an old fashioned Mouse or Rat trap.

  10. Alex McDonald says:

    Conversion assembly apparently designed to convert three blind mice into three dead mice.

  11. toolman153 says:

    Mouse trap?

  12. Jamn George says:

    Its a 91/2 inch Ganglie, CIA, 3 depth size Johnson torture device with a sprigly sprocket; develped through the influence of R. G. Johnson, who made baseball bats in his Sebago Bat Company, Sebago Lake, Maine. Although, every source denies this, trial and error, as well as inhumaness, brought the use of it to a halt. Edison Electrified it, but realized it may ruin his reputation as well because he was working on bringing D/C current to the New York area. So instead, he made an electric chair to make tesler look bad, which backfired on him, given Nikola Tesla the ability to give Westinghouse the contract through many investor's like John Jacob Astor, who took an unfortuate cruise on the doomed Titanic. But my guess is it is some sort of rat trap used in graineries during the 19th century.

  13. tom says:

    I think it is a mouse trap

  14. deadnowalive7 says:

    Family mouse trap:)

  15. cementhead67 says:

    it's an air stack intake for the flintstone mobile – obviously !

  16. George says:

    looks like a mouse trap

  17. Marisue Brugliera says:

    An old Mouse Trap or Rat Trap

  18. Heather says:

    mouse trap by snare

  19. mosie says:


  20. Joe M. says:

    Mouse motel

  21. Annette says:

    Vintage handmade mouse trap

  22. Roger says:

    add to my mantle stuff of unknowns

  23. JPCIII says:

    a multiple mouse trap

  24. Ken says:

    It's a mouse trap!


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