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. Christina R says:

    Vintage Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes

  2. Jerry B says:

    ummm, some type of washboards??? nahhh

  3. Kathryn C says:

    pioneer days sleds for the little ones??

  4. Karen says:

    snow shoes for sure

  5. carl Sooey says:


  6. Conrad says:

    snow sled

  7. Gail Zussman says:

    Snow sleds or something for hauling people and stuff

  8. Chelsea Noyes says:

    snow shoes?

  9. Dee says:

    Hmmm … don't know.

  10. K.K. says:

    Backpack frames? Old sleds to be pulled? Someone here said something about ground levelers. Maybe a combination of sled and ground leveler?

  11. AllanCarr says:

    rack used on mules or donkey to carry supplys

  12. @biskit911 says:

    wooden snow sled skis

  13. gerry says:

    looks like snow shoes.

  14. Ziggy says:

    a pair of snow shoes

  15. Ida B. says:

    I really think these are snowshoes…..

  16. Amos says:

    Snow Shoes.

  17. Tool lover says:

    Ice block sled.

  18. Herm Lamb says:


  19. Erinn says:

    It is a body stablizing tool for rescuers.

  20. hippywithjob says:


  21. Steve Blaser says:

    The look like little sleds. Maybe for pulling kids around.

  22. u t says:

    i think it's snow boats!!!!!

  23. susan says:

    to level cement

  24. Canyon Rose says:

    When I am feeling well I love working with power tools.

  25. Fernando Viveros says:

    i think they are snow shoes


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