Who influenced your creativity and Do-it-Yourself enthusiasm? Was it your dad? A shop teacher? Or a neighbor that was into cool projects?
Learning good trailer construction by examining bad is a great way to focus on details. This photo shows 4 points of “less that careful thought” in the way the trailer is built. Can you pick them out?
Do you want a new Utility Trailer? Or, an OHV Hauler? We have plans for those, but the big question is: When should you build your new trailer? versus When should you just go out and buy one?
The coolest thing I saw last week was this guy with a very creative DIY approach to a pack trailer — and, of course, his tow vehicle!
May, the time of new flowers after April showers, is also the time for building that project you’ve been stewing on over the winter. Spring has sprung, so it’s time to make it happen.
We have a winner of the $100 Visa Gift Card! We sent out the Photo request, and you responded. Now the drawing, and the winner.
Fun side story about finding the right tools for a do-it-yourself (with a friend) in automotive repair. This story is not about building great new Do It Yourself projects, but it illustrates the need to have (borrow, or rent) the right tools for the job.
Ever wonder why fasteners like nuts and bolts are so expensive? You would think something so standard and manufactured in such high volumes would be cheap, but in most places, they’re actually pretty expensive. Why?
What is your DIY project story?
We’re interested in your DIY project. If you purchased plans at MechanicalElements.com, then we would love to see what you built.
Oh, I need to drill a bunch of holes, all the same, in 8 parts. What a pain! And, I need to cut these other 5 pieces all to match. What a hassle to measure, mark, and cut each one! Is there a good way to make the job easier?
So, you need to cut steel for a DIY project (like a crane or trailer). Easy, Right? What’s the best, easiest, cheapest, fastest way of cutting steel? There must be dozens of ways, so, the better question might be
I grew up with a fascination for metals. My father was a woodworker, and taught me young, so I have always built stuff from wood. Yet, metal is different, and welding beats glue in the fun department any day! And Mig Welding is just one path to the fun.
The topic of trailer tires has come up a hundred times.
Why can’t I use automotive tires on my trailer? That’s a fair question, so let’s explore it.
January 7, 2016. Mechanical Elements is back online with a new look, a new logo, new functionality, and a better shopping experience. — With — an expanded offering of the Same Great DIY Project Plans and so much more.