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. shylo57 says:

    pait of old time childrens sleds

  2. Doris says:

    I have no idea. At first I thought old time snowshoes, but I don't know how they could possibly work.

  3. Donna says:

    I think it is an old -time sled.

  4. Kenny says:

    Snow shoes and a flux capacitor

  5. Milly May says:

    Looks like they may be antique snow shoes.

  6. cassandra mccann says:

    old fashion sadle

  7. LaurenClaire says:

    You use them to wash clothes

  8. Karen says:


  9. Kathleen M Smith says:

    It is a cheese press

  10. Sahvik says:

    Snow shoes?

  11. kelley says:

    antique snow shoes

  12. Karen says:

    Although my husband was a carpenter I knew all of his tools. He also collected antique tools. I have no idea what this tool is. It kind of looks like the grips you use to hold bords together when you are glueing several boards to form a flat board for a table. But I'm only guessing.

  13. Mark C. says:


  14. judy says:

    I think they are shoes, like for people being pulled on the back of a boat/tugboat in water, water

  15. Lola Stanton says:

    A sled, I say.

  16. DideeVan says:

    Swiss snow shoes

  17. Deborah says:

    I'll go with snow shoes

  18. Patrick says:

    foot trowel

  19. shawn says:

    old snow shoes

  20. paul says:

    just want 2 win

  21. sam rivers says:

    mule pack frame set

  22. jimiwho says:

    antique ice block sled

  23. Jeff says:

    they are post clamps…

  24. Nancy Mastrome says:

    Door holders

  25. Nancy Mastrome says:

    Door holders


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