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. Ardie says:

    vintage Swiss snow snoes

  2. Rick Beidleman says:

    No idea!

  3. Dan J. says:

    Vintage Native American snow shoes.

  4. Paulette says:

    Small sleds to carry blocks of ice used in the old days when they had ice houses, not freezers like today.

  5. Stephani says:

    Looks like some sort of stretching, torture device. Ouch!

  6. Blue Lady says:

    A tree stand for hunters.

  7. Elizabeth Bruckman says:

    This is a tough one! I'll guess snow shoes.

  8. Genevieve says:

    These are for hauling heavy supply boxes through the snow, the small ropes are to attach small bungee cords to keep the cargo from shifting, the long ropes are to either manually pull the load or attach to a sled pulled by dogs.

  9. scott knourek says:

    torture racks for small children

  10. Mikala says:

    snow shoes?

  11. Ed hanley says:

    snow shoes

  12. Angie says:


  13. Will says:

    Snow shoes

  14. Philip Lawrence says:

    Snow shoes.

  15. steampunkconnie says:

    snow shoes

  16. Van says:

    Farm tiller

  17. Dan D says:


  18. lari says:

    Some form of carrier for packages or ice.

  19. Gene Dauster says:

    sleds for eskimo babies

  20. Dan says:

    Snow shoes.

  21. f.d. says:

    snow shoes

  22. Frank says:


  23. tina says:

    I think they are snowshoes, look like they would work for that!

  24. david says:

    They look like snowshoes to me, could be wrong though.

  25. JoAnn says:

    old fashion snow shoes


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