Build It !! That’s what DIY is all about, and it gives a great feeling. Here are some Customer Project Stories highlighting their good work and project success. Read (in their words) how Do-It-Yourself Plans become awesome “Built By Me” products!
In the photos below, see how most include customization (variations from the original plans), and special features added to meet their needs. We Encourage Customizing! And, We love what these customers have done.
While some stories were submitted with our Gift Card give-away, others came from customers who just understand the great value in sharing ideas. Please jump in and share your projects too. Share projects like on this page, or your unique ideas like in our Solutions! section. Your great ideas can stimulate good things for others too. These great customer project stories happen with the magic of sharing.
Submitted By: Tom
“Last weekend I was at a big trail ride. As I rode by one group of riders, a guy called out, “Hey, you’re Tom aren’t you? I said, Yes and how do you know my name? Well, he says, “when I saw your trailer in the parking area, I knew you were here. You and that trailer are iconic.”
Mechanic’s Note: The Blue Mountain Flyer was designed specifically for Tom and his Horse. It’s a lightweight trailer design to pull with a small truck.
Submitted By: Russ
“Thanks for all your help and I love the trailer plans. I’m not done yet, but I thought I would e-mail you a picture of where I’m at so far. This is the first time I’ve built a trailer.
Submitted By: Alan
“Pretty simple story… We needed a flatbed to haul our tractor as well as avocado bins. Eldon was ‘on point’ in assisting us with our initial questions and provided excellent advice regarding strengthening the base trailer. Despite the lack of fenders, I am please to report the trailer functions exactly as we hoped.
Thanks to Eldon for the great plans and advice.
- Starting Point – Recycled Travel Trailer Frame
- Main Goal – Tractor To Haul
- Laying Out The Steel Per Eldon’s Advice
- Base Trailer With Strengthening Metal
- Recycled Planks For Base
- Quality Plywood For Top Layer
- Almost Finished – Need To Complete The Fenders
Submitted By: Johnson Trailer Parts
This image is actually a screen shot from near the end of their trailer build video. We invite you to read more about the build and watch the video here.
While their business is really selling trailer parts, we also work with Johnson designing plans. This is a trailer build from one set of those plans.
Submitted By: Frank
“The jacks are ONLY to move the Gantry Crane around the shop. The Crane should be cranked down firmly on the floor before lifting any loads.
2″ X 4″ (under) is to prevent the “C” channel from marring my shop floor paint when lifting loads.
Thanks for the detailed, easy to follow plans.”
Submitted By: donjarsi
“My Dad taught me welding: Arc, Spot and Oxy Acetylene. So, when retired, I decided to get my certificate at Trade College. I made a crane, and was awarded Student of the Year!
I love working with metal.”
Mechanic’s Note: With this submission (and random drawing), donjarsi won our 2017 Gift Card give-away. Congratulations.
Submitted By: Jeff
“I finished building the Gantry from plans and used it for the first time on a 1200 lbs boat section.
I works very well and I’m pleased with the product. Thanks.”
Submitted By: Carl
“Finished my crane, and wanted to thank you for your help during the building process. A little over $ 1000.00 including lifting equipment, paint, welding. And I wound up with a drill press and some bits.
I got to go lift something.”
Invitation . . . . And Thank You
Add your customer project stories to this page too! Simply submit a photo and your short story here. It’s easy, and we’ll give you the acknowledgement just like those in the page above. Think of it as helping other customers — when they see the things you’ve done to make your project great. Inspiration from others is a beautiful thing.