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. Pappy444 says:

    Antique Billy Goat torture devices. My grandpa told me stories of such things.

  2. Anne says:

    My guesss would be wooden sleds for moving heavy items

  3. lisa says:

    My first thought was some type of animal trap, but now I think they might be snow shoes.

  4. Doug L says:

    racks used for carrying goods on pack animals.

  5. @cmh512 says:

    I will go with the dog sled snow shoes…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  6. robin says:

    Prisoner restraints

  7. robin says:

    Prisoner restraints

  8. LaMone D.L. says:

    2 sleighs

  9. Samantha says:

    Old Pack Frames

  10. Janice says:

    Could be home-made snowshoes

  11. Janice says:

    Old time sleds

  12. Becky says:

    It's either for dragging or for snow!

  13. Nell says:

    Snow shoes maybe?

  14. Ed S. says:

    Snow shoes

  15. DianeElaine Watson says:

    It seems like snow shoes to me, but I was born and raised in Florida and never even saw snow until I was probably about 30 yrs old!

  16. John Fry says:

    Rack used on mules?

  17. AdamC says:

    These look like either snow shoes or sleds…

  18. nchoya says:


  19. Alea says:

    Snow shoes?

  20. ROCHELLE OLSON says:

    they definately have to do with snow and shoes, vintage is the word that comes to mind! I am also very interested in being organized, but having the correct tools would enable my family to help me Keep things organized!! A Blessing I can only dream about, and a wonderful dream that is!!! :)

  21. Rodney K says:

    old military snow shoes

  22. Sim says:

    Swiss military issue show shoes. These were not as popular as their knife. Or their steak, Or cheese. Or ….

  23. Leah Allen says:

    an old wooden sled

  24. Kevin O says:

    Vintage Swiss Military Snow Shoes

  25. Toni says:

    snow sled


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