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  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Dana R.
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Aug 2018-- I wanted about a 40" tall fence with arch-top gate built across my front porch, to prevent my 3 dogs from escaping every time the front door was opened. James replied promptly, and emailed me very nice, computer drawings. He came out shortly thereafter and we agreed on a price and the task. Within just a couple of days he was here ready to work. The project only took him about 2+ days. He communicated very very well, showed up on time, had a great attitude, and was easy to have working at our home. We really LOVE the job James did. It turned out very pretty, matches our other ironwork, and functions perfectly. It really upgrades our front entry. And I no longer have to chase my dogs all over the neighborhood!! Excellent job! Oh--the silver is the metal before it was painted. And please ignore the other random stuff lying around. We are in the middle of several other projects. :))

  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Gary C.
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Alfred is a creative problem solver. He communicates well, he is easy to work with, he has a wonderful "can do" attitude, and his work is excellent. He combined creativity and welding skills to solve a difficult door fitting problem (inside a heavy steel frame) that was holding up a remodel. The work was visually pleasing, and the city inspector was happy! I immediately asked Alfred to help with another project, and I was very pleased again. Alfred is my new go-to guy for all future welding or piping projects.

GH DOORS
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Will L.
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Well first of all he was on time!! I needed to change a metal door our of my garage, the door was rotted out and was falling a part. So he had to replace the door and the door jam. He did it really fast and was really professional about everything. And the best thing was that he gave me a really good price!! 👍

D Fence Builders
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kelli G.
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When I met with D-Fence owner Darren Hicks, it was very clear to me that he was the one for our job. He spent a solid hour at our initial consultation going over options for our new gate and fence repairs. He was professional, thoughtful and really took the time to answer all of my questions and there wasn't that up selling, pressure sales pitch feeling at all which I really appreciated. He and his fabulous, courteous and professional crew (Jason, Blake and Lee) delivered. The gate is a work of art that has totally elevated the curb appeal of our home - we even had neighbors asking if they could come by and take a look at it! On one area of the fence repair, the crew had to remove a sizable wood garden tiki and the very next day, Darren was out and spent over two hours securing the tiki back in to place to make sure it was completely level and solid (even better then it initially was!) - that really impressed my husband and I. My instincts were right in choosing D-Fence - they not only delivered artistic and solid work but went above and beyond to make sure everything was right!

Marc lonsdale
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Maura B.
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Marc is fantastic - he made a metal base for a chair that I bought second hand. He did great work, finished early and stayed within our agreed upon budget. He even had to basically design the base himself, only going off of a couple picture, and it looks great! Such a pleasure to work with him - I highly recommend him for any of your metal fabrication needs.

Heavy Metal
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Philip R.
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I had a cross from the 1700's that had a arm damaged and the broken parts needed to be welded back on. Richard did such a fine job, you can even tell that the cross was ever broken. Richard also gave some great suggestions on how prep the cross prior to welding and after welding so that the chances of rust affecting the cross are minimal. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would do business with him again and I highly recommend him for your welding needs

Mike's Mobile Welding
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Franz S.
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Mike fixed my metal double door driveway gate. The person that installed it botched the job and Mike came out and installed new hinges and realigned everything and got it working correctly. He was professional and charged a fair price. I highly repairs recommend him for any welding repairs.

Jacob T.
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He was very professional he also did a great job and was very well priced

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Our services include the following: - laser cutting - tube and plate bending - machining - CAD design - welding

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I'm a metal fabricator in Pasadena who has over 20 years of experience in working with all types of metal to create art objects and furniture props and model building and special effect projects that involve metal fabrication. I have an eye for detail and design. Call for quotes.

  • 23 years in business
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We offer custom metal fabrication, focusing on stainless steel. We serve residential and commercial clients. We do countertops, cabinets, sinks, shelving, railing, hand rails, etc. We have been in business since 1995, and we serve all of Los Angeles and the surrounding counties.

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Services we offer: - All sheet metal products - Seamless gutters - Flashing - Electrical boxes - Metal shelving - Metal cabinets - Duct work

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Joor's welding and metal service provides quality services that vary widely and are customizable

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I do custom sheet metal work anything from stainless steel copper rynzinc metal roofing countertops and raingutters quality craftsmanship is always my motto

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Bertrand Ironworks is a general contractor business that will be the leading provider to its customers and companies with repairs and renovation to existing material. We also have the ability to fabricate new materials to urbanize to the needs of the customer. The companies overall strategy would be to repair worn and broken material as well as to be able to renovate and reconstruct new ideas for the future.

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We do CNC machining, welding, metal fabrication, drilling and cutting. We can also work with wood and plastic. We have the ability to weld carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. We do MIG, TIG and Heliarc welding. We can also provide finishing for your project, including deburring, polishing, anodizing, chroming and powder coating. Our shop is located in Chatsworth, CA and can accommodate small or larger jobs. We can do prototype and production work.

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IZP is dedicated to providing the fastest turnaround with the best quality and pricing for all your metal finishing needs. We provide services such as zinc plating, anodizing, powder coating, sand/bead blasting and passivation. Our professional staff offers friendly and knowledgeable services from start to finish. We are the one-stop shop for all of your finishing needs!

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We are a full production and bright metal restoration shop for autos, boats, motorcycles, antiques, hardware and anything! We have one of the top-long-standing names in the metal finishing industry and have serviced some of the largest aftermarket classic auto parts and hardware companies in the world. One part or one million parts, we give the best service and quality while being mindful and responsible for the parts accountability, finish, packing and turnaround. We love this business; we were born into it. We have 3 generations of metal finishers. We are Steve Johnny and Jacob. We hope to hear from you. The Graybill Family

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We are a metal fabrication shop that does custom fence, security door, patios, and an array of other metal installations.

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With close customer relations and a small team we give our projects the focus and preparation they require.

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We offer precision sheet metal design and fabrication, with emphasis on quality and fast turnaround. We specialize in electronic enclosures, control panels, chassis, aircraft panels and brackets. We have CNC equipment capable of holding close tolerances on all types of metals such as the following: * aluminum * steel * stainless steel * copper * brass We do full-service fabrication including the following: * shearing * stamping * forming * hardware insertion * welding * plating * powder coating

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

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