Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  

User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Cuban homemade tools

  1. #1
    Jon
    Jon is offline Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator
    Supporting Member
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    17,758
    Thanks
    4,490
    Thanked 20,441 Times in 5,858 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    5 Thread(s)

    Cuban homemade tools

    Some interesting stuff in this article here: Photo essay: The bizarre, brilliant, and useful inventions of Cuban DIY engineers.

    A couple of my favorites:

    Gravity engine starter for farm equipment, plus soda bottle crop irrigation system:
    Cuban homemade tools-reuters-inventions1.jpg


    Soviet washing machine motor repurposed into: coconut shredder, key duplicator, grinding wheel, "shoe repair tool" (?)
    Cuban homemade tools-motors.jpg

    Fans blades from old vinyl records:
    Cuban homemade tools-fans-1024x728.jpg

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    Paul Jones (01-20-2015)

  3. #2
    Supporting Member Captainleeward's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    San DIEGO, California
    Posts
    1,026
    Thanks
    459
    Thanked 1,163 Times in 492 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Captainleeward's Tools
    Wow that's amazing stuff thanks for sharing....:O)

  4. #3
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    Altair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,152
    Thanks
    608
    Thanked 1,916 Times in 596 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice article. Thanks for sharing Jon.

    Going the DIY route is a matter of preference or need. With the trade embargo, they have no choice but to make do and improvise on what they have. First or third world, embargo or not, the DIY spirit is innate to humans. Just my 2c.
    Last edited by Altair; 01-18-2015 at 08:22 PM.

  5. #4
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,091
    Thanks
    485
    Thanked 1,087 Times in 997 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do know about the stories of how Cubans have kept 50s-era cars going. And their fascinating urban vegetable gardens. This article further impresses me with their creativity and ingenuity!

  6. #5
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    Altair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,152
    Thanks
    608
    Thanked 1,916 Times in 596 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Indeed, most of them are in perfect condition. Cuba the classic car paradise.

  7. #6
    kbalch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 519 Times in 375 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    Indeed, most of them are in perfect condition. Cuba the classic car paradise.
    I'm not sure about "perfect", but Cuba is primed to be a source of "barn find" classics in relatively good condition. Ten years from now, there'll be quite a few first-rate restorations on the show and auction circuits that spent their working lives on that island.

    Can't wait to see them! Heck, I'm looking forward to a box of Montecristo #2s!

    Ken

  8. #7
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,091
    Thanks
    485
    Thanked 1,087 Times in 997 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Haha. Yes, Cuban cigars are in a league of their own. And yes, despite being hacked together to keep on running, there should be a few straight bodies over there that are worth restoring.

  9. #8
    Supporting Member Christophe Mineau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    France, Brittany !
    Posts
    731
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 1,174 Times in 399 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Christophe Mineau's Tools
    Hi Jon,
    Thanks for sharing, I love that, it's great source of inspiration.
    Necessity is often the mother of creativity !
    Good idea to share general tooling articles,
    read you soon !
    Christophe


    Post your reply!
    Join 42,532 of us and get 400+ tool plans, tool eBooks, build guides, and much more.



    eBooks for Supporters
    Cheers !
    Christophe
    ________________________________________________________________
    Visit my Website : http://www.labellenote.fr/
    Facebook : La Belle Note
    All my personal works, unless explicitly specified, are released under
    Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •