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. Barry says:

    Old French Guillotine 'Lucifer' Mousetrap +Diabolique++

  2. Linda says:

    A fine example of a ‘Lucifer’ Souriciere (choker mouse trap), with 3 holes. The beechwood block measures 11.8 x 5.7 x 2.8cm.

  3. Tom says:

    A mouse trap!

  4. lan says:

    might as well agree with everybody else and say mousetrap

  5. Norma says:

    Do not have any ideas other than some sort of trap

  6. bluenite says:

    mouse trap for folks with a really bad problem

  7. DAWNO says:

    I don't think it's a mouse trap, perhaps something to hold tools?

  8. thepittsmn says:

    A mouse hotel

  9. Ljohnsonarnold says:

    A mouse trap.

  10. melanie stir says:

    mouse trap?

  11. Debra says:

    rat trap

  12. gordo says:

    Vintage mouse trap

  13. Barbara says:

    That's a mouse trap!

  14. G-Man says:

    Mouse trap, and Merry Christmas to all

  15. 1joyce says:

    mouse tray

  16. sirpinkknight says:

    delux mouse trap

  17. gerry says:

    some kind of communcation device.

  18. Toni says:

    a mouse trap

  19. AndReW says:

    ??? – a sausage press

  20. Ronald J says:

    This old wooden thing is made to catch small rodents such as mice.

  21. larry long says:

    A mouse trap

  22. wsob says:

    rat trap

  23. not2onry says:

    pipe sizer / threader…mouse trap house, where they come to visit and don't leave. Torture chamber

  24. John Supica says:

    something for piping?

  25. mike says:

    If I could build a better one, I would: a mousetrap


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