Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Framing Nailer

Happy New Year!  The Toolsday before last, we posted a photo of an old timey contraption and asked you to identify it.  Most everyone knew it was a pencil sharpener (about 200 times bigger than today’s average pencil sharpener).  We randomly picked one winner from all the comments and that lucky person is Betty H. who had the correct answer.  Congrats Betty, you’ve got one week to reply to our email message before we pick another winner.  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a Craftsman Framing Nailer. This powerhouse pneumatic tool drives 2″ to 3-1/2″ nails into any type of wood. It shoots single fire or quick bounce mode to get the job done quickly. The rubber-molded handle makes it easy to use.

January is the perfect time to clean out the cupboards and reorganize your kitchen. Check out some new storage ideas and cabinet inserts, plus open shelving ideas.  If it’s a new look you’re going for, we’ve got ideas for adding color to the kitchen, painting countertops, cabinets and appliances.   

To win the framing nailer, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the things pictured below are. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, January 8, 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 January 8, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Framing Nailer.

Official Rules.

2,115 Responses

  1. Kathey says:

    Looks like a part to some thing???

  2. Dale Rodberg says:


  3. Nick says:

    display stands

  4. Nichole Huewe says:

    A martini shaker? I really don't know.

  5. Julia Gaines says:

    Those are two 35mm film reels, good for developing a strip of 36 frames of film (either black and white or color). In a completely dark room, you load each reel with film taking the film out of its cartridge (which was in the camera) and winding the film along the spiraling steel framing guides inside each reel. Two reels fit inside the developing canister and the lid is firmly placed on top to thoroughly block light from entering the canister . Film developing and fixing liquids (between a water rinse) are poured in the opening in the center of the lid. A second top goes over the lid to keep the liquid from spilling out when the canister is gently shaken (upside down, back and forth) at timed intervals to make sure all the developer, fixer or water rinse reaches all of the film strip's surface. After the complete developing and fixing process, the canister can be opened in the light and the film is rinses in water and dried either while still on the reel (making the negatives curly) or hanging from a line, like a clothesline, making the negatives straight. When I learned photography in college and later was a staff photographer, this is how I developed most of my film. I still have these items in my home, even though I have gone completely digital!

  6. cubans says:

    developing canister and reels

  7. Kim W says:

    Bar tools

  8. Mikw W. says:

    For mixing or cleaning

  9. Lola Stanton says:

    for developing roll film

  10. Ken Carter says:

    Use for developing film.

  11. Scarm134 says:

    It looks like solder with a holding case, just a guess

  12. alexander says:

    something Id use on Friday night, a drink mixer

  13. shawn says:

    a canister for mixing drinks

  14. peg says:

    a drink mixer

  15. Crista says:

    The Framing nail gun or saw……I'm a DIY mom in need of many projects to be finished

  16. Twig Tordoff says:

    Film developing can with film holders

  17. elva says:


  18. peg says:

    this is used to mix drinks

  19. alex says:

    a container for mixing drinks

  20. shawn says:

    a drink mixer

  21. gmacdon says:

    Wine opener

  22. RichfromAtlanta says:

    This looks exactly like an antique tooth puller

  23. shawn says:

    used for mixer drinks

  24. Louise T Conner says:

    Cocktail shaker set


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