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. Anna Krutch says:

    flip down clock

  2. AJ Linkous says:

    No idea. Looks more like a shoe polisher than anything.

  3. Pam P. says:

    It's size gauges for toe rings.

  4. pace11 says:

    buff it out

  5. John C. says:

    Retro Flip Down Clock

  6. Mary Songer says:

    It's a clock

  7. Carol A says:

    My first guess was a rolodex.

  8. fgyn says:

    A flip deck clock

  9. Dan R says:

    slide holder

  10. Bruce H says:


  11. Cathyah says:

    So type of eye doctors lens holder.

  12. flieslow says:

    Retro Flip Down Clock

  13. rickey rock says:

    flip number like at the deli.

  14. Mike G says:

    Flip down clock

  15. G Baerenwald says:

    It's the back side of a flip number display for a clock or a now serving display showing number 10 and you have ticket number 501

  16. michael m says:

    i have no idea

  17. Julie Stanfield says:

    Hey, DIY, Life is no ordinary, Everyday is new. It is what I love about life. I think it is a retro flip clock auto desk flip clock.

  18. whitey says:

    this is the working model of the original automotive speed meter. the faster the old dudes traveled, the more of the weighted flip cards were visible. we had to reset these by hand. patent still pending.

  19. Cilyn says:


  20. Nicole D. says:

    It looks like something used at the eye doctor's office.

  21. Sherry ashmore says:

    What the eye doctor uses to test my eyes for glasses

  22. Steve R says:

    it's a view master

  23. Linda says:

    Niceeshop Retro Flip Down Clock – Internal Gear Operated
    Amazon – $42.27….

  24. Ora Lichti says:

    It's a len holder for an eye doctor.

  25. Gary Zell says:

    Slide to film converter


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