Fernando Pagés Ruiz | October 16, 2016

Photos // Tools

Ecuadoran Tool Box—er, Cylinder



I thought I would do a series on original, home-made Ecuadorian tool boxes, but besides five-gallon buckets and plastic grocery bags, using some sort of sewer pipe seems to be the most common.

The pipe is plugged on both ends, and a hatch is cut into it. Cabinet hinges or a piece of cloth hinge the hatch.

Since guys come to work on busses or bikes, a shoulder strap is a must.

It might be a short series.



— Fernando Pagés Ruiz is ProTradeCraft's Latin America Editor. He is currently building a business in Ecuador and a house in Mexico. Formerly, he was a builder in the Great Plains and mountain states. He is author of Building an Affordable House and Affordable Remodel (Taunton Press).



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