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. Lin says:

    The frame goes over a dogs back to help carry something on it!

  2. Teresa Brown says:

    DIY Snow Shoes!!! Tie them to your feet and get going!!! :)

  3. Dradz says:


  4. Denny says:

    Vtg snow shoes

  5. jmagoteaux says:

    used to move a ice shanty for ice fishing?

  6. Fran Shandick says:

    Wooden shoes for horses

  7. Dennis George says:

    Rope spools.

  8. Robert Woodcock says:

    It would haul wood from woods to store for winter.

  9. Sue Baker says:

    old fashion sleds…one for each foot !!!

  10. Joette Dunn says:

    Looks like some kind of skids.

  11. David Wallace says:


  12. Van O. says:

    Old style cement troweling boards?

  13. uholt says:

    animal back packs

  14. Traci says:

    looks like a leveling tool of some sort

  15. Darrell Wright says:


  16. Noel says:

    These are snow shoes

  17. Ed Valenzuela says:

    Wash boards

  18. Barry says:

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

  19. Linda says:

    Vintage Swiss Military Issue Snowshoes
    Circa 1945

  20. LuMac says:

    you stand on them and a mule pulls you across the field to make furrows to plant seeds.

  21. Dr. Phil says:

    grape stompers

  22. Barb says:

    I'd guess an animal trap, but really have no clue.

  23. Denis says:

    mule racks

  24. lloyd says:

    back pack

  25. StarfireZephyr says:

    Swiss Alpine Snowshoes


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