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. vanessa P says:


  2. Cheryl says:

    Flight number posting gadget for guiding pilots to correct parking space at gate…..actually bigger than it appears.

  3. wakedaddy820 says:

    a KitchenAid mixer converted into a rolladex lol

  4. Philip Lawrence says:

    Perpetual calendar.

  5. bluebird says:

    a flip clock

  6. Amos says:

    Machine used to check your eyes in a Doctors Office.

  7. idiomagic says:

    Flip down clock

  8. Sally L. says:

    Eye exam equipment

  9. RambLynn says:

    It's a combination Rolodex and meat grinder. When you get tired of grinding meat you can use the Rolodex to call your friends, sit back and relax and chat.

  10. Derek says:

    its a clock

  11. Randy says:

    Flip clock.

  12. jules861 says:

    Everything old is new again but new tools help

  13. steve stone says:

    a clock

  14. NOLA RODGERS says:


  15. jeff says:

    film holder

  16. kelley says:

    no clue

  17. Pete says:

    mechanized roller flapper thingee

  18. Jim says:

    Numbers for a clock display

  19. John says:

    I have no idea

  20. rembrandt says:

    its the internal component of the first generation flux capacator

  21. Duane says:

    An early version of the digital clock!

  22. amfab says:

    Retro Flip Down Clock by Niceeshop.

  23. ELE says:


  24. Phyl says:

    Roladex for an eye Dr's office

  25. monsieurbear says:

    Guts from an old-style "digital" clock.


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