Toolsday Giveaway: Win a DIY Network Tool Kit

Last Toolsday, we posted a photo of a triangular thing with a roller-looking dohicky attached to it. To win our prize we asked you to tell us what it was used for.  We stumped most everyone even though we had a huge variety of answers — everything from a sock dryer to something you attach to the back of your lawnmower. Those answers and a lot more were wrong. The mystery tool was a ghat tracer (a what?). Surveyors use it to locate the number of points on a given gradient.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Vance P. who was pretty much on the mark, he thought the mystery tool was used to measure the list on a shipboard. Congrats Vance, you have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday we will be giving away a DIY Network tool kit. It is jammed packed with essential hand tools like pliers, a level, tape measure, utility knife, a variety of screwdrivers and of course, a hammer.

Is your home short on square footage? We have design ideas to make your kitchen look bigger, tips for organizing your home office and great storage solutions for combating clutter all around the home. Plus, tiny homes and unique homes like cargo containers and tree houses.

To win the DIY Network tool kit, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the contraption pictured on the right is used for.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, April 23, we will select the winner of the giveaway, and we’ll have a big surprise for all our readers.

You have until April 23, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the DIY Network tool kit.
Official Rules.

1,609 Responses

  1. boniko54 says:

    It's a break drum puller.

  2. earl says:

    A old can lid press

  3. marjip says:

    It does seem to press a lid on a jar or small bottle.

  4. s rivers says:

    cane press

  5. Carol says:

    lid press for paint cans

  6. Jim H says:

    Lid press for barrels it holds the lid in place while the upper band is installed

  7. the1pearson says:

    Paint can resealer

  8. carolyn says:

    hooks to carry a block o f ice

  9. u t says:

    paint can sealer!!!!!

  10. Dave Hart says:

    I think it is a cider press

  11. PAK says:

    This is a ice block holder

  12. Tim Hollingsworth says:

    Looks like a press for lids to a wooden barrel

  13. Charlie says:

    some kind of press

  14. Deb says:

    could be a wine press or ice block holder or the next new torture device

  15. jeanne conner says:

    its a brain squisher..

  16. Ashley Taylor says:

    apparently some sort of press.

  17. Karen Klauber says:

    Something to hang and dry ….

  18. Piper says:

    for picking up a big wheel of cheese

  19. Susan says:

    a barrel header, used to press the top onto a wooden barrel

  20. philip halter says:

    grape press

  21. Karen M says:

    A press for honey or something else to press!

  22. John A. says:

    Ice tongs….for carring blocks of ice

  23. fjh3566 says:

    tin can lid sealer

  24. byron says:

    barrel top holder for shiping


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