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. Pam Flynn says:

    I think they are old antiquie snow shoes.

  2. Horseshoegardens says:

    Snow shoes maybe?

  3. Taboo2cool says:

    thwy are sleds! :)

  4. Lindsay says:

    Back scratchers

  5. Dan says:

    I'll go with the snow shoes too. Interesting design.

  6. Rhonda King says:

    looks like some old school snowshoes to me!

  7. Ann Marie says:

    knee pads to work on convrete and gardening

  8. uholt says:

    back packs for animals

  9. @Runkster says:

    Antique snowshoes

  10. Cathy says:

    I think they're vintage sleds.

  11. denis says:

    Vintage Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes

  12. Linda says:

    2 sleds

  13. Tom M. says:

    Goblouch holder.

  14. Duane says:

    sled for moving large items

  15. gerry says:

    old style snow shoes

  16. Barry says:

    Vintage Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes
    Circa 1945
    $295.00 USD ( shipping: $5 )
    seen at website….

  17. Erica Anglade says:

    they look like some type of device used in the snow…

  18. fixins says:

    That looks like it would be great for pulling things behind me in the yard. I"d rather drag things along than I would hurting my back hauling things to the shed.. I would use them in all year around.

  19. ROBERT says:

    Poultry butchering stockades, keeps chickens from flopping around while processing.

  20. Amos says:

    Snow Shoe's

  21. Marilyn VanTroost says:

    do not know

  22. Jill, South Florida says:

    The very first pair of snow shoes or ice walkers.

  23. bamber6 says:

    Looks like a pair of vintage WWII Swiss Army snow shoes!…Used for trudging through the snow, of course.

  24. Diane Dalals says:

    some kind of leveling device

  25. Rhonda Bryan says:

    Swiss Army snow shoes


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