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. LKC says:

    dirt or gravel tampers to level the ground.

  2. DARUTH says:

    Used for tying a boat to the dock. Could also be used for flying a kite but I'll stick with the boat.

  3. George Graubner says:

    Not sure

  4. Katie says:

    sleds to help pull heavy items

  5. Jeanette says:

    Mud/Field Shoes

  6. Alexandra M says:

    These are a pair of vintage children's snowshoes. These were used a lot in Sweden to get through all the snow.

  7. AdrianaRay says:

    My guess….Snow shoe sleds????

  8. sloanj says:

    they are vintage military issue snow shoes

  9. Lisa says:

    Snow sledge

  10. Iris says:

    Looks like some sort of sled for kids.

  11. Kathy K says:

    two-man moving device

  12. nora says:

    used to safely walk on thin ice?

  13. Kathy says:

    Snow shoes.

  14. Dorene King says:

    Antique homemade snowshoes

  15. Rachel says:

    Snow shoes?

  16. DaveBad says:

    I say Snow Shoes.

  17. ERIC S.POTTS says:


  18. Hilda Williams says:

    It's a thing-a-magig.

  19. Judy says:

    some type of snow implement.

  20. E.D. says:

    badly made snow shoes

  21. dab1989 says:

    wood snow shoes

  22. Linda says:

    Vintage Military Snowshoes

  23. John Bill says:

    I think they are aboriginal foot wear for the hot sands of Australia. Great tools luv it!

  24. karenlin91 says:

    Tie them to two sides of something big……use the hand holds for two people to lift easier?

  25. Sue says:

    Cement levelers. On person stands on leveler to add weight while others pull across to smooth.


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