Since I started this post I will post the first examples of home made, and moded equipment. This is a ' Hal-Jo' puffer drywasher with the classifier/hopper removed(I always work pre-classified 1/8" material), and the legs reworked. A beat up horse feeder was cut up to make the hopper. The hole thing takes down in about 5 minutes with wing nuts...weighs 9 pounds, and fits in my pack frame bag easily.
Also shown is a small rocker/concentrator I made from stuff in my shop. The recovery material is deep V mat glued in solid. The upper tray removes to check for gold, and pour water for cleaning the sluice out. The main concentrator area is 7.5" x 22"... perfect for clean up from the drywasher...finished cons pan in a 10" pan easily. Happy lookin'