Street Use

Milk-Crate Crab Pots

Bodega Crabbing

Bodega Crabbing2

Cool Tool Editor Steven Leckart submitted this street use device the other day.

Spotted this homemade crab catcher in Bodega Bay, CA. A few milk crates, a couple laundry baskets and some rope!

I’m not sure how it works. I think the baskets serve as flexible one-way portals to reach in to remove the crabs stuck in the crate. The crabs probably enter the one crate without a basket and travel to the other 5 via a connecting passage they can’t re-find, and so get stuck.

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:25 pm | comments

Rwandan Hammers

Tom Ritchey, master bike frame builder, sent me these photos of hand-made tools he spotted at bike shops in Rwanda.


Rwanda  Daniel 115

Rwanda  Daniel 094

Rwanda  Daniel 146-1


Posted on June 24, 2008 at 3:07 pm | comments