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. Kimberly Pabon says:

    They are vintage snow shoes!

  2. Cathy says:

    Backpack frame? sled for hauling?

  3. Sandy Ferrell says:

    Snow shoes for the abominable snowman

  4. GTRSLNGR says:


  5. janet B says:

    Old swiss military snow shoes

  6. Krista E says:

    Kinda look like snow shoes or something you put booted feet into? I am not sure, but I don't think they are used for much of anything here in Florida! LOL

  7. Tom M. says:

    Green Klause brackets.

  8. gladys says:

    snow sled

  9. Jenny says:

    I have to say snow shoes.

  10. Daniel Thornton says:

    a clothesline

  11. Milly May says:


  12. Ron says:

    shoes for finishing concrete

  13. matthew says:

    Swiss snow shoes

  14. liz says:

    snow shovel

  15. Tom says:

    I would have to say snow shoes

  16. randall f says:

    randall f
    vintage snow shoes

  17. lindsay says:

    vintage snow shoes

  18. michele f says:

    michele f
    vintage snow shoes

  19. ronald ostrom says:

    block ice movers

  20. Babette says:

    Looks like a device to pull things with, possibly large stones… Or could be used to walk on ice? Not sure

  21. Robert says:

    Either snow shoes, or if I owned them, kindling…

  22. robert williamson says:

    it is racks for a pack mule

  23. jack says:

    Vintage snow shoes

  24. peg says:

    old snow shoes

  25. John says:

    frames for pack mule!


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