UPDATE: Thank you all for participating in our contest. And thank you for all your creative ideas about how we could begin using these tools! Overall, the workers might be just a little more nervous on the job site now thanks to you. Haha! Anyway, we have two cap giveaway winners! We drew names out of a hat for the first cap giveaway. The winner of the first cap is Marilyn Haugen from Butte, North Dakota! The second cap is given for the most creative entry. Winner of the creativity contest is Lisa Jamieson from Maple Grove, Minnesota (see her entry on Tool #1). Congratulations Marilyn and Lisa!
ORIGINAL POST: You are in luck! Here is yet another chance for you to win our limited edition Coteau des Prairies Lodge premium waxed cotton cap! Its perfect for hard work, outdoor fun and impressing your in-laws.
At the Coteau des Prairies Lodge construction site you will find all kinds of unusual construction tools. Tools you wouldn’t find at your typical construction site. Some are unusual, some not unusual but are unusually large.
All you have to do is pick your favorite tool, make your best guess for it’s name as well as its intended purpose. You don’t have to guess correctly (or even close to correctly) to win…just think Balderdash. We will post the correct answers after the giveaway is over.
On Thursday, September 22nd, we will randomly draw the lucky winner from the list of those who have commented. Maybe we’ll give another cap for creativity…hmmm…yes, I think so. Make that two caps for this giveaway!
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Tool #15 - 16 1/4" Timber Saw - Extra, extra large circular saw used to cut timber. Nate won't let you borrow this one, so you might as well not even ask.
Tool #14 - Bandsaw Sawmill (a.k.a. Band Mill) - Used to plank logs or to make a flat surface on a log.
Tool #13 - Cant Hook - Tool used for rolling and moving large logs.
Tool #12 - Gas Powered Cut-Off Saw - Used to cut rebar for rebar 'nails' (as seen in picture) used to fasten logs together.
Tool #11 - 3/8" Auger Drill Bit - Extra long wood drill bit used to bore holes through logs for rebar, the metal fastener used to hold logs together.
Tool #10 - Chainsaw File - Handtool used to sharpen chainsaw blades.
Tool #9 - Scriber - Tool designed to aid in the log scribing/matching process. Makes accurate marks on a log surface where the planer is to be used to remove excess wood.
Tool #8 - Draw Knife - One man tool, drawn over the surface of a log to manually peel bark and excess wood.
Tool #7 - Lumber Maker (a.k.a. Chainsaw Guide) - Chainsaw attachment designed to slide along a stationary 2x6 to provide a straight cutting guide. Used to cut out doors and windows.
Tool #6 - Frogs (a.k.a. Cleats) - Set on either side of a log to keep it from rolling while doing cleaning and detail work.
Tool #5 - Slick - A large, very sharp chisel. Used to detail logs and can be used in hard to reach places.
Tool #4 - Two Man Timber Carrier - The name is self explanatory (except as Kirk Ivankovich pointed out, here it is actually a 'log' carrier).
Tool #3 - Pick - Large prying tool used to tighten log joints.
Tool #2 - Curved Power Planer - Used to remove excess wood on logs to create more aesthetically uniform joints and to reduce ledges.
Tool #1 - Skidding Tongs - Used with a crane or boom lift to lift, carry and place logs.