It was a hard slog growing this new business in this economy but I made it through 5 years and not only has Graydie Welding grown faster than I expected but it has recently exploded. Thanks to all my customers.
I do not instal vinyl or any other form of plastic, just high quality steel.
I will not send a crew of cheap labor to your house, it's just me.
For 2 years I worked in Wilmington Delaware as a Level 2 NDT Tech, (non-destructive testing) for Industrial Metal Treating inspecting welds on pressure vessels and for welder certification.
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My primary welder/generator: Millers Big Blue Pro 300 diesel
Also on my service truck and all brand new
Miller's largest MIG welder the Extreme 12VX, one of Miller's smallest MIG welders the 211 Autoset, Miller's smallest stick welder the 150S and Millers largest plasma cutter the Spectrum 2050.
and they are all mounted on this 2008 F-350.
I had a service bed installed and modified the suspension to accommodate the weight.
Not my work and his is why I do not drill large holes into anything outside.
you gotta do it right and many people just don't know how. Even those that should.
I wonder how much taxpayer money was wasted when the decision was made to drill a huge hole into that big beautiful and expensive piece of stone. Can you imagine how much it would cost to have such a stone cut and replaced? A good example of poor work. It's everywhere!
my current project
Today's work 6/27/2014.
I got an emergency call last night to get this done before the inspector got there and I rushed up to New Castle and got it installed and painted in under 2 hours.
also today and only 600 feet from my first job.
Repairing steel container doors.
Today's work 6/26/2014
This United States is 4-5 feet wide and being delivered today.
This is a sign and a bracket I made for a Chestertown Maryland business.
Bottle trees! $40 on up to $80.
here's an 9 foot tall planter I made for my wife.
$120 and ready 5/15/2014.
These are brackets I made to support my flower boxes, one weighing 300 pounds.
I'll bolt these brackets right into the concrete foundation my my house and weld them to the bottom of my stainless steel flower boxes. One is 8 feet wide under my bay window.
I have several hundred $20 steel flower sculptures ready for Mother's Day.
This is a pic sent to me by Franks Wines in Wilmington Delaware.
I fabricated and installed this handrail in New Castle on Saturday, 4/4/2014.
with this plasma cutter and this compressor I can cut steel plate up to 7/8" thick into any shape.
Here is 3 racks hanging plant racks I made for a local plant nursery. $350 each.
These are made of galvanized pipe welded into a single unit and will last indefinitely.
Here's a planter with 4 opposing hooks for hanging plants. $125 Ready today 3/24/2014
The ladies keeping me company while I work.
Here's another steel flower sculpture/ wine rack, $350 or $150 for a spot that will get me exposure.
This holds 16 wine bottles.
I am interested in placing this in a business where it will get some exposure.
Today, 3/11/2014, installed one of my metal flower sculptures in Franks Wine in Wilmington Delaware.
It holds 11 Wine bottles as buds.
This is one of the nicest new buildings in Wilmington, inside and out. I'm working on something beautiful for the exterior that will match this buildings character.
Here is some beautiful iron work in Wilmington Delaware.
I did not do this old work but getting this done at your house is as easy as ordering the parts and welding them together.
If you want to see this at your house give me a call
This is a fence and gate at a Wesley College building here in Dover Delaware. I would love to instal this. Everything here is readily available at King Architectural Metals in Baltimore. I do not squeeze money from my customers by marking up material prices so Kings price is your price. This fence will ad value to this property for hundreds of years.
desperately needs a coat of black paint.
This is one of yesterday's handrails. The top rail has a nice vine and leaves pattern pressed into thick steel hammered flat bar.
This customer said she made the check out for a little more and she didn't think I would mind.
and this is yesterdays second handrail.
For the hunters - $20 each
My latest work - 1/17/2014
This is a handrail I built in Felton, Delaware. I did the front and back of this house. This is a design that I created and bent by hand on-site.
My latest purchase to make sure work gets done right away.
Now that's an extension cord! Just a back up to make sure the job gets done.
Recent work - 1/16/2014
A fireplace grate and a garden arbor
The heaviest fire place grate I have ever seen! I sold this for $200 and would love to make another. If anyone wants one or two or three, shoot me an e-mail.
This arbor has swinging doors. It's 60 inches wide and 7 feet tall and priced at $300.
I can ship these $60 wall hanging flower sculptures anywhere in the Continental United States for $20.
If you color choice is not available in the link below, please e-mail me and I'll paint one for you.
This Butterfly is $500 as is and about 10 feet wide laid flat.
I'm working on a giant steel flower to mount this steel butterfly sculpture.
I set up my aluminum welding equipment and gave it a shot for the first time in my life. Not great but not bad either for my very first aluminum weld. They'll get nothing but better from here on out. Give me a call if you have any rough welding repairs.
All solid steel and ready to go - 12/23/2013 - $350
about 3 feet high and $80. I have 3 left with a rust finish.
Hand bent, solid steel Philadelphia Eagles sculpture
$250 as is - I've only painted it green so far and I haven't added backing yet.
Baltimore Ravens steel sculpture about 5 feet wide and made out of steel tube. $150.
My six year old daughter surprised me with this. She used my vise.
I'm welding this all together and hanging it on my bedroom wall.
Can't wait to see what she's making in ten years!
This Delaware flag was on our house in Camden, DE before making it to Afghanistan.
Solid steel logo of The United States Marine Corps.
Part of my front yard gallery at 100 Old North Rd. in Camden, DE.
These are all about 3 feet high and $80 each unpainted. 5 are ready on the morning of 10/6/2013.
A touch of Glass was kind enough to have me for a "Meet the Artist" event at their shop on Governors Ave. in Dover, Delaware. They have a wide and variety of some very unusual stuff for very reasonable prices. Check them out!
Friday, October 4 -- 5pm -7pm -- First Friday -- Refreshments from Amici's Neighborhood Market -- Metal Sculptor and Welder Brian Bachman displaying and discussing his unique and beautiful steel sculptures -- 20% off entire store from 5pm - 7:30pm (excluding items on consignment) 25% off Lamps and Shades
These are some brackets I made for a pool side marble bar top in Landenburg, PA.
and here are wrought iron / metal railings I fabricated in my shop and installed in Landenburg, PA.
another happy customer.
This job was a lot a fun.
If this was mine, I'd run flower boxes and a hidden drip system right along the railings.
This is an arbor I made for myself. Can't wait to get a flowering vine!
This is a Baltimore Oriole I made for a fan in Baltimore.
"Brian this is a masterpiece in steel! You have outdone yourself. Thank you so much.
You are going to have a ton of people wanting one--do you want that much business? I can bring you a City Paper from Baltimore that everyone reads--an ad there would probably keep you busy the rest of your life, especially if you also do Ravens football stuff--their logo looks easier than the Bird you made for me as does the Orioles cartoon bird.
Be in touch. Thanks again."
I have many pieces on display here in Camden, Delaware. Feel free to stop by and check them out. We're down the street from Caesar Rodney High School.