Toolsday Giveaway: Win Some DIY Network Swag

Surprisingly, a lot of people knew the identity of last week’s mystery Toolsday tool. It was an old pair of Swiss military snow shoes – perfect for climbing the Alps.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Tom M, who thought it was a pair of sleds meant for ferrets (I’d like to see that!). Congrats Tom, even though you answered incorrectly, you still win. You have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next week, we’re going to give away a DIY Network lunch box full of fun and handy DIY swag.

According to Punxsutawney Phil, spring is not far off (wahoo!). We’ve got some DIY projects to give your home a new look for the new season.  Many of these projects you can do on a budget – headboards, window treatments, slipcovers and funky coffee tables – give one a try while you’re still stuck inside.

To win the DIY Network swag, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these long, skinny things are used for (pictured below).  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 12, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another prize, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 12, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the swag bag.  
Official Rules.

1,686 Responses

  1. SiBerry04 says:

    Tweezing Chewbacca's nose hairs ;-)

  2. John H Farmington says:

    Put the items together and used to take dirt core samples. Samples are easy to remove when the items are separated.

  3. Mike says:


  4. Hannah says:

    Curtain rod extensions

  5. Jeff says:

    This is a tool used by competition bakers to test the doneness of giant baked goods.

  6. Gennie Rennels says:

    Under drawer guide.

  7. Teri says:

    An organization wall bracket

  8. liz says:

    old curtain rods

  9. wayne dougherty says:

    It looks like a dick clamp.

  10. Dawn says:

    countertop guards or edging.

  11. Dawn says:


  12. JONNAH says:

    If you piece them together, they're like a steel protective cover for "something."

  13. Li5aMarie says:

    Looks like tracks for drawers. That's my final answer.

  14. Nancy says:

    drawer slides.

  15. gbnickerson says:

    for grilling three foot long hotdogs at once

  16. jimjr3rd says:

    picture hanger

  17. Lloyd S says:

    My wife says curtain rods.

  18. OLLIE080 says:


  19. Kati says:

    I believe those are noise-making clappers meant for scaring squirrels off your front porch.

  20. Baker B says:

    Looks like what I used to repair curtain rods

  21. Ronnie says:

    rail cover protector

  22. Lil says:

    To me they look like door guides. Although they are short, I am probably wrong.

  23. The Jolin says:

    I thick they are guards for pipes on a car or motorcycle. ( Heat sheild)

  24. Gary says:

    look like one fits inside the other dunno door slide?

  25. stan thomas says:

    tracking for sliding door assembly!


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