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. Ida says:

    It's an old press from Transylvania to keep Frankenstein's head bolts in place.

  2. Albert says:

    Weighing scale

  3. Kristen H. says:

    The contraption on the right is a barrel header, which is used to force the head into a wooden barrel.

  4. Steve says:

    barrel header

  5. Dominick Crispo says:

    Barrel making tool; it's a barrel header, used to force the head into a wooden barrel.

  6. Sandra Crispo says:

    Barrel making tool; it's a barrel header, used to force the head into a wooden barrel.

  7. Ellen Lagergren says:

    can lid press

  8. DM SOSA says:


  9. Joanie says:

    a fixture to carry blocks of ice

  10. sergio says:

    Used to pick up ice block

  11. marlene says:

    its a fruit press to get juice

  12. Marlene says:

    I agree with the Amos, I believe it was used to deliver ice to old time Ice refrigerators.

  13. Cindy says:

    It is used to remove the lid from a septic tank!

  14. mchael says:

    Seal the lid on a wood barrel.

  15. Ski says:

    A puller

  16. Ron Castleberry says:

    some tyype of press

  17. Al R says:

    Fancy ice tongs

  18. Shannon B says:

    I agree that it looks like some sort of press.

  19. Robbyn says:

    I don't know what it is, but looks as old as my grandmother!

  20. tr15h64w says:

    Barrel press…found one on ebay for $75!

  21. Rick says:

    Some kind of a lid press.

  22. Susan Alford says:

    ice block pick up hooks

  23. margaret peg m says:

    i'll go with 'ice block carrier'…terrific prize.

  24. Kelly Kriefall says:


  25. Lucy_Cat says:

    Olive press


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