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. scaletti says:

    These are snow shoes for a person to carry them when the dogs are pulling them in the snow.

  2. Kay says:

    I think it is some kind of vintage snow sled or skies

    If I could take 2nd guess I’m seeing some kind of device that would be used for animals such as cattle or horses.

    I have tried to submit my comment sev. times.
    I hope if this post goes through even though others didnt, IT WILL QUALIFY ME FOR DRAWING.

  3. Daniel Roth says:

    no clue

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  5. Maria says:

    I think they're tools for the puppeter to make the dolls move around.
    the Puppeter pulls the strings

  6. Donna says:

    Look like snow shoes to me.

  7. Jaimee says:

    old fashioned snow shoes

  8. vandyvirg says:


  9. Misty Headrick says:

    They look like shoes for smashing grapes for wine…you strap the rope over your shoulders and the little one on your toes..that way they stay on…just a thought

  10. heather c says:

    Ice Skates for Shufflers

  11. mit says:

    wire holder

  12. Don says:

    looks like yarn holders

  13. Frank Polgar says:

    part of sail rigging

  14. mark says:

    Snow equipment

  15. Cindy says:

    Going with the majority rule…vintage snow shoes.

  16. Margaret says:

    Some kind of farm equipment…help move things in the snow perhaps?

  17. Carla R says:

    From the olden days of snow shoes maybe 1920's

  18. Carla Ross says:

    I think it looks like something to do with carrying supplies hooked up to a work mule etc

  19. John Hamilton says:

    Swiss snow-shoes

  20. tvickers says:

    snow board

  21. DianeElaine Watson says:

    I'm convinced that it is either a pair of snow shoes or something else that makes living in the snow a bit easier.

  22. Peggy St. John says:

    antique for sure. Does look like sleds, but don't believe they are.

  23. Kelly says:

    Sleds for dragging milk buckets?

  24. Charlotte says:

    Snow shoes or standing sled shoes….


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