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. Betty Dodds says:

    to hold goats while trimming their horns (actually have no idea)

  2. Angelica G says:

    Snow shoes from way back when used may be in Alaska.

  3. Mildred C says:

    They are vintage snow shoes used for walking on snow.

  4. BeachPip says:

    Methinks these are old-timey 1 person snow boards/foot sleds – wear like skates/shoe shoes

  5. maylan says:

    i beleve thay are swings and the small loops are to hold the kids in

  6. Elaine says:

    ice block movers

  7. oakharbor49er says:

    scaffold seating

  8. QuietMouse says:

    I guess vintage snow shoes.

  9. Irene says:

    furniture dollies…to move heavy furniture

  10. Paul Tripp says:

    back pack braces for mules and horses.

  11. becky says:


  12. Omar says:

    is it some type of weaving spools or something along those lines?

  13. Lisa says:

    Wash boards

  14. LDR says:

    WW-II military snow shoes.

  15. krc says:

    knee pads for getting a raise at work

  16. Dana D says:

    My first thought was something for snow, but probably more likely to be a device to move heavy objects outside.

  17. Jeff says:

    Luggage racks for mules.

  18. u t says:

    snow boats!!!!!!!!!

  19. Milton Lamar says:

    snow shoes are skee shoes

  20. Courtney says:

    Swiss Snow Shoes

  21. cari says:

    I think these are antennas.

  22. Mel says:

    look like skis for hauling stuff around like tools or other things

  23. denis says:

    snow shoes.

  24. Sandra says:

    Very heavy old timey sleds.


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