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. gary clermont says:

    a hot dog machine

  2. MaxineY says:

    I guess the mouse trap wins…

  3. AndReW says:

    an old version of a mousetrap

  4. izy1 says:

    m-o-u-s-e trap

  5. Stewart says:

    old mouse trap

  6. peterd27 says:

    mouse trap

  7. pamc says:

    mouse trap

  8. G-Man says:

    Wish I had one, the Mouse Trap I have now, all the mice know it, they walk up to it, point at it and laugh.

  9. Rev Bon says:

    antique duster and apron holder

  10. G-Man says:

    This is getting to easy

  11. ivprimecare says:

    A mousetrap.

  12. FEFahnstrom says:

    It's a triple barrel mouse trap.

  13. Rick Beidleman says:

    3 holer – Mouse Trap

  14. Susan says:

    To braid rope

  15. K.K. says:

    A vintage choker "Lucifer" mousetrap.

  16. Pomp says:

    I don't know what this is.

  17. Dan J. says:

    Mouse trapper. Only a real smart mouse can get the cheese out of all three holes. :>)

  18. Robert15212 says:

    A mouse trap.

  19. infinity39 says:

    old mouse trap

  20. MichManM says:

    Old time mouse trap for the '3 Blind Mice'.

  21. Rita says:

    An old mouse trap

  22. Timmy says:

    Mousetrap…three holes, no waiting! (but I would think if the second or third mouse seen his peer hanging out of one of the holes, they wouldn't venture in!)

  23. not2onry says:

    torture chamber mouse trap…

  24. DBCoop says:

    My first thought was a 'Let's Make A Deal' mouse trap — with mice having to choose between door #1, door #2 or door #3 to get the prize.

    Funny thing about this old style mouse trap is that the English called them an "Irish," although they were really made in Germany and imported.

  25. ormondalliance says:

    Why fight all of the above intelligent people … it must be a mouse trap


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