Toolsday Giveaway: Win DIY Network Swag

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify two plastic-looking, octagon-shaped thingies. We had an interesting variety of answers, everything from UFO warning lights, to old telephone buttons, and someone even guessed Darth Vader eyes. Well, all those answers are wrong.  Last week’s mystery gadgets were push buttons to an old radio; just push the big buttons to go to your pre-selected radio stations.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Ali who incorrectly thought they were bed lifters.  Congrats Ali, even though you guessed wrong, you still win. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a DIY Network cooler bag filled with all sorts of goodies: a flashlight, tee-shirt, note pad and more. 

Are you sick and tired of the cold weather and being cooped up in the house with the kids?  We’ve got some great craft projects to keep them busy and away from the TV and computer screen. Teach them how to make paper airplanes, catapults or paper dolls. Older kids might enjoy making soaps, fingerless gloves or duct-tape bracelets.

To win the DIY Network swag bag, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the gadget pictured below is. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 26, 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 26, 2013 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the DIY Network swag bag.  
Official Rules.

1,465 Responses

  1. Katy P. says:

    Its a retro flip clock. Oh the days before digital….

  2. Nancy says:

    An old eye exam machine

  3. Alex McDonald says:

    Flip down numbers showing hours and minutes.

  4. Sutler7 says:

    Retro Flip-Down Clock

  5. Alex McDonald says:

    Flip down clock numbers showing hours and minutes.

  6. Randy Hilton says:

    Holds lenses for eye exam machine

  7. mdthompson12 says:

    It's a retro flip clock!

  8. kathleen gentry says:

    old time roll ex where you keep names and number for easy finding

  9. Rita Wray says:

    Used for eye exams

  10. Ken Haggerty says:

    It's the rear view of a flip clock.

  11. Beverly says:

    parts/numbers to an old style alarm clock

  12. Trish says:

    No idea. Looks like some kind of camera accessory, but it's too big for that. Remove the flip sides, replace with brushes, and you have a shoe shine machine!

  13. LISA says:

    Old-time lunch-time keeper clock.

  14. Ash says:

    It is a clock

  15. gmartell54 says:

    I'm thinking a flip type clock or calender(month/day)?

  16. jaquelyn adams says:

    looks like a flip clock

  17. cooldale says:

    optomotrist tool I needed this before I got married

  18. mullen says:

    something for eye exams

  19. amanda says:

    fancy roladex

  20. Robert S. says:

    This looks like a eyeglass sampler index used by an eye doctor to test your vision.

  21. David Rauscher says:

    Niceeshop Retro Flip Down ClockNiceeshop Retro Flip Down Clock

  22. peter minkel says:

    flip down clock

  23. joseph says:

    An eye doctors lens holder rolodex?

  24. Bill Pankow says:

    It is a "Clock" and the numbers flip to change the time.

  25. angel says:

    at first glance looks like an old fashioned customer number server when waiting your turn to be seen in a large place


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