Delaware Handrails and metal repairs
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Graydie Welding is named after my daughters Graycie and Edie.
Today's work 9/28/2015

15 feet of pipe railing 80 miles away and I didn't leave here until I got everyone fed and off to school. Back in time to welcome them home.


A gift from William K DuPont of Newark Delaware for getting a dozen 20' deer stands and 25 goose nesting platforms built and installed in a very limited amount of time. 1925 Severn Hall

3 years ago...
Today's work  9/15/2015
in Paoli
31 feet of pipe rail
It was 3 years ago I spent a week volunteering with artist Robert Stackhouse rebuiding his brass sculpture The Delaware Passage at The Copeland Sculpture Garden located on the grounds of The Delaware Art Museum. This was my first time brazing brass and it worked out fantastic!
I got a few more hours in on this piece today 9/6/2015. I'll have this done by the end of the year so it will be ready for installation early spring 2016.
Today's work 8/27/2015. Rockford Park, Wilmington Delaware.
We're not all work. We play hard too. My girls both have always had perfect grades and we get nothing but compliments from their teachers so they get to do pretty much what they want around here.
Not my work but work I admire. Having this is as easy as ordering the pieces and assembling on site. There is a lot to doing flower boxes right and I got that.
Trying to keep the kids on the sidewalk and out of the dirt/mud at my daughters school.


Mr.. Bushman,
I want to thank you for the amazing barrier rails in the back of
the school! Today was a true test and they really did the trick. Our entry and
dismissal procedure really ran so smoothly. I can't tell you the number of
positive comments from staff and students regarding these rails. We can't wait too add stone or mulch to really showcase them even further.
The new aluminum horses I made out of some scrap worked great today and they slip together nicely so they don't take up much room in the rig.
Some recent welding at a shooting range. Very interesting.
Sold $80, flower box for a deck.
Sold for $300 today 8/22/2015.
just heard back from The Harrington Post Office. I built then a small pipe railing.
another great job Brian....   --Harrington Post Office.
Today's work 8/18/2015, I installed this window guard in Wilmington.
I stopped by a friends house and checked in on the tall trellises we installed last year. His climbers are doing so well I can't see the trellises.

a year ago

Here are some solid steel flower garden borders. These are for those take their gardening seriously as they are about half the price of a handrail the same length.
Today's work    8/13/2015
I ripped out and replace a pipe railing at The Harrington Post Office.
Today 8/10/2015
I worked in North Wilmington at a condominium complex and made another happy customer.

12 feet tall. This will make a great climbing rose trellis. It needs a tight climber so it will maintain the cross shape in flower. $200.

it was a pain in the ass to grow but it went to a good cause.
Today's work 8/4/2015
Today's work 8/4/2015
For the last 2 days I've been installing new handrails in Caesar Rodney High School here in Camden Delaware.
and modifying existing handrails to meet ADA standards.
Today's work,
All position aluminum pipe welding on a rocking boat at Indian River Marina.
Today's work, 7/22/2015 in Wilmington Delaware.
I removed this old rusted handrail from the center of these steps....
then built and installed a new handrail on each side.
now the doors swing toward the handrails instead of away.
Today's work in Hockessin Delaware
Come pick something out at 100 Old North Rd.
I did some volunteer work up at Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington today.
People keep ripping the perimeter fence apart so they can cut thru the cemetery instead of walking around.
Here's more aluminum railing headed for the scrap yard. People keep putting it in and I keep ripping it out. Installing this of aluminum handrail and railing is a mistake people only make once.
some plasma cutting work.
For my daughter's teacher.
My butterfly bench.
Stop by 100 Old North Rd in Camden De.
Many bright colors, $10.
I did not make this but I am anxiously waiting for someone to ask....
My current art project, as is on 7/12/2015.
Today's work in Rehoboth Delaware. 7/10/2015
Today's work in Lewes Delaware, 7/11/2015
Here's a handrail I built in Newark today July 1, 2015
Here's a 40 foot handrail I installed in town.
a recent handrail at the beach
Here's a handrail I built in Camden Delaware on Wednesday.

Today we dropped off 100 pounds of vegetables and The Dover Interfaith Housing Mission.

String beans, Sugar Snap Peas, Squash and Zucchini.

Here's a handrail I built in Camden Tuesday.
Volunteering at Firefly.
Here's another Wyoming Delaware handrail.
Today's work.
My work horse!
Here's an outside basement handrail I built today in Townsend Delaware.
A recent job in Wyoming Delaware
Here's a small job I did for Irenee DuPont. The DuPont Family has always been good to me.
Today's work 6/8/2015, 16 feet of handrail in Bel-Air Maryland.
These crosses are about 16 inches. $40 each.
second coat of yellow today 6/4/2015
almost 6 feet tall
solid steel, very heavy!

next job I'll come behind whoever installed this mess and replace it with a proper handrail. What a waste of money! Here's how a handrail installed the wrong way can ruin your steps. They wont have to worry about it again in their lifetime after I'm done with it.

This coming week I will install a handrail on both sides of these steps at this beautiful house in town.
Today 5/28/2015 I will volunteer at Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington repairing some old wrought iron fence.
and there's the old Purina building where my grandfather once worked.
they keep putting it in and I keep ripping it out.
It doesn't take people very long to realize getting talked into this junk was a costly mistake. These are almost as bad as vinyl handrails.
I built these 2 handrails in Laurel Delaware today 5/20/2015
yesterday's job May 14, 2015 on Milltown Rd.
Today's work in Oceanview Delaware, I'll do 2 more in the back of this house tomorrow.
 Today's work- 4 handrails in Chester County PA.
Here's an AC condenser guard I made and installed at Franks Wine in Wilmington. These run a little less than the condenser itself and while that seems like a lot it only seems like a lot until you have to replace the condenser.
a new utility trailer floor for a friend.
$60 each for the top 2, solid 1/2" steel square bar.
3' tall and $80.
a handrail in Smyrna Delaware.
Below is the steel Don Quixote Sculpture I was commissioned to replace.
My latest piece, a steel sculpture of Don Quixote. This was a $900 ordered piece that will be mounted in a garden in the suburbs of Washington DC. in 3 weeks.
much fun to make and I cannot wait to do my next piece, any ideas?
I thoroughly enjoyed making this metal Don Quixote sculpture and am very anxious to start on another. If you have a character you would like to see in steel form standing in your garden send me a pic.
Press release from The Kent County Levy Court, 8/9/2014
Join Kent County for the Unveiling of "Sunshine":
Join Kent County Levy Court Commissioners on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Brian Bachman, of Graydie Welding located in Camden, Delaware, will officially unveil his garden art sculpture ("Sunshine"), which is being placed at the Kent County Community Garden site located on the grounds of the Kent County Complex. "Sunshine" will be on loan to the Kent County Complex for a brief period of time. We look forward to seeing you there!
Artist Brian Bachman of Camden’s metal sculpture “Sunshine” was unveiled in a short ceremony Tuesday evening in the Kent County Community Garden site on the grounds of the Kent County Complex. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers )

By Ashton Brown
Delaware State News

I would love to make a brass or bronze version of "SUNSHINE."
If you are interested in such a project emil me.
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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.
My equipment
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.
all mounted on this 2008 F-350.
Here's work from my local competition, check this out.

This is the railing on the Redner's they build less that a mile from my house


This corner has already popped off and been glued back on. But now the post is rusted through.
this handrail blows freely with the wind less than a year after being built because the supporting posts are completely rotted away.
Less than a year after being installed this handrail must be ripped out and completely replaced. The ramp now also needs extensive work just to appear sturdy but concrete patches are never as strong as the original pour.
Not my work and his is why I do not drill large holes into anything outside.
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 delivered and replaced then have the handrail replaced and anchored in a way that would not allow water in there that would eventually crack the stone? IMO big holes should not be drilled into stone.
And here is my daughters doctors office entrance right here by our house and another example of my local competition.
my latest visit---

I can't help it. Every time I go to my girls Rx his ramp is in worse shape. They often try to patch with more concrete but that is a senseless waste of time. At this point because of this faulty railing job the entire concrete ramp needs to be jack hammered, dug up, removed and replaced. It cracked all the way thru the entire width of the ramp at every post. And there are 2 ramps like this right next to one another.

This railing is about to fall over. An accident waiting to happen.
I welded all these metal studs together on Limestone Road right here in Delaware for Scheibel Construction of Maryland.
Repairing steel container doors off route.#9.
This United States is 4-5 feet wide and being delivered today. $250.
This is a sign and a bracket I made for a Chestertown Maryland business.
here's an 9 foot tall planter I made for my wife.
playing with my plasma cutter...
Here's a planter with 4 opposing hooks for hanging plants. $125 Ready today 3/24/2014---sold
more plasma cutting
Here is some beautiful old 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
Recent work - 1/16/2014
A fireplace grate and a garden arbor
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.
Here's a link to my News Journal write up
and here it is mounted in a Wilmington Delaware Resuraunt.
And here's my write up in the Delaware State News

Graydie Welding, LLC

Phone - (302) 753-0695

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Owner, Welder & Designer - Brian Bachman