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. John Fry says:

    Looks like trap. Thank-you.

  2. Sam says:

    3 hole Mouse trap

  3. Libby says:

    Antique Mousetrap

  4. donstu says:

    a better mousetrap

  5. BARBARA says:


  6. Inkbug says:

    Build a better mouse trap and they will come!

  7. Linda says:

    Choker Mouse Trap – ‘Lucifer’ Souriciere (Mouse Trap) with 3 holes
    Made in France. Mid 20th C.Sold for £15

  8. Barry says:

    Choker Mouse Trap – ‘Lucifer’ Souriciere (Mouse Trap) with 3 holes
    The trigger mechanism is a simple one. A piece of string is inserted through two pairs of corresponding holes. To reach the bait a mouse must chew through the string – which releases the spring and so lifts the noose.
    Made in France. Mid 20th C.Sold for £15

  9. Tom M. says:

    Mouse portal.

  10. Alex McDonald says:

    Uh, chastity belt?

  11. Thomas Ferguson says:

    It A mouse trap

  12. Elizabeth Snuggs says:

    Looks like a mousetrap to me.

  13. alan w. g. says:

    Never seen anything like it .. First thought was homemade mousetrap ..

  14. Toni says:

    mouse trap.

  15. k21417 says:

    Device for trimming vegetables like carrots or corn

  16. j eng says:

    twine twirler

  17. wcm413 says:

    Looks like a high tech mouse trap .

  18. thepittsmn says:

    A mouse trap

  19. paul says:

    it don't matter u don't have 2 b right

  20. 1joyce says:


  21. mose says:

    Cigar cutter.

  22. GMJ says:

    have to agree with others some type of mouse trap

  23. Levi says:

    Yep mouse trap.

  24. gerry says:

    first mouse trap invented.

  25. Shelia says:

    torture chamber for fingers and mice..maybe hidden keys for a string instrument..


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