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. DJC729 says:

    number real from an old alarm clock radio

  2. Donna says:

    looks like a fan rolledex

  3. Terri says:

    It's a robotic arm that installs parts.

  4. RichS says:

    Flip down clock

  5. corn dog says:

    retro flip down clock whatever that is

  6. kathy fluta says:


  7. David says:

    Backside of a flip clock

  8. moon says:

    for eyes

  9. mullen says:

    eye exams

  10. mullen says:

    eye doctor exam for eyes

  11. Shelly says:

    Looks like some sort of clock or timing device

  12. dczimmerman says:

    Its a robot boot buffer

  13. Janice says:

    I think the optometrist used this device during my eyesight test, when he asked me "which one is better, this one or this one?", while he was flipping them around.

  14. jan says:

    the inners of a clock sounds right

  15. jimiwho says:

    it's an old flip clock- mine was from j c penney in the 70's

  16. Dixie Neitzel says:

    Rolodex for storing lens

  17. TerColSmiles says:

    Retro Flip Down Clock

  18. Cynthia says:

    It looks like a modern day Rolodex.

  19. Edward Guertin says:

    It look like a timer that could be used at a sporting event.

  20. jdmags says:

    it is a mud scraper and boot polisher

  21. 1bull50 says:

    its a scorekeeper

  22. Edward Guertin says:

    I believe it's a time keeping device. Seems like the size of the numbers would indicate easy viewing from a good distance, like a sporting event timer.

  23. Blanca A. Figueroa says:

    Retro Flip Clock


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