Toolsday Giveaway: Win a Schedule Planner

 In order to win last week’s Toolsday prize, you had to guess the identity of a telescoping tool sitting on a bracket.  Most folks knew it was a jewelry maker’s ring-sizer mandrel. We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Patti, who knew exactly what it was. Congratulations Patti, you’ve got one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.    

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a set of self-organizing goodies including a copy of “SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life: A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck” by bestselling author, Julie Morgenstern. This 300-page book outlines a four-step plan to get rid of the physical and mental clutter that holds back so many of us. Plus it will show you how to stay organized after you heave the clutter, so you’ll stay on track.

Are you sick and tired of winter, dying to get some backyard projects underway?  Start planning. We’ve got plenty of ideas, inspiration and instructions for turning your yard into a spectacular hang out for entertaining and relaxing. We’ve got tips for designing an outdoor kitchen, instructions on how to build a pergola, tiki hut or fire pit. Or do you want to install a backyard horseshoe pitcorn hole game or chess set – we’ve got step-by-step instructions on how to do that too.  

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

On Tuesday, February 5, 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 February 5, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win an organizing kit.  
Official Rules.

1,262 Responses

  1. Wayne says:

    Bog walking shoes…

  2. skhi says:

    Snow drags – like a sled.

  3. ronald ostrom says:

    ice block movers

  4. Yvette says:

    I have no idea. My only guess is snow shoes with the rope to help balance,
    this is a difficult one

  5. Ali s says:

    Very old snow shoes for aliens

  6. Edna says:

    I like the mules or donkey rack for carrying supplies

  7. Marty says:

    Sleds for hauling stuff in the snow.

  8. Ann King says:

    they look like snow shoes to me.

  9. Joni says:

    Early sleds

  10. Lena635 says:

    these are snow shoes

  11. Matthew W. says:

    snow shoes

  12. Lisa says:

    Snow shoes for someone with Fred Flintstone feet.

  13. KELLY C says:


  14. Roxanne Landmann says:

    They are Old Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes 1945.

  15. RParker says:

    Looks like circa 1950 Boot Pullers. Used to help take off tight fitting, wet boots.

  16. mnienhu001 says:

    Wooden sleds to move heavy things

  17. Zirtnin says:

    Snow shoes

    Have a nice day

  18. keven says:

    Not sure, snow shoes, some kind of frame for moving stuff ?

  19. cynthia says:

    this is tough one! snow shoes?

  20. Tonysealeveler says:

    Snow shoes

  21. elizabeth draper says:

    snow sleds

  22. elizabeth draper says:

    mule train pack carriers

  23. NotRab says:

    I do not have a clue of what these may be.

  24. elizabeth draper says:

    snow shoes

  25. George says:

    fun in the sun with sleds.


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