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Portland Metal Artists

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Blayne welding
from 20 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph S.
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He came to my house to look at project, but said he could not do it. He was very helpful with a lot of Ideas, but found the metal was "pot metal" and couldn't weld it.

Studio G
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Valerie G.
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Working with Greg was a super experience. Greg had good ideas for the king size wood and metal bed we commissioned. He took extra time to source local, beautiful madrone wood, listen to our wants and needs and ensure we were both happy with the design before proceeding. Installment payments made it easy and Greg kept us informed throughout the entire process. I heartily recommend Greg's design and craftsmanship.

E T Welding LLC
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Dana G.
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Scott's team are very experienced metal workers and skilled welders. They performed the job well and exceeded my expectations. He was very reasonable concerning unexpected problems, fair in his pricing, and excellent in his communication. Very Highly Recommended..

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Hart N.
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Some of the most unique, light weight, working class cargo bikes I've seen come out of Portland. Great for hauling kegs or sound systems. Definitely want to purchase one once I save up my lunch money.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
John N.
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Took on a small but complicated project that others were not able to address. Highly skilled and nice guy too.

G&G Custom Metal Fab LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eamon B.
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Gary does excellent and imaginative work of the highest quality. I needed three custom pieces made up out of sheet metal for a restoration job I was working on, with each piece needing to be exact duplicates. Gary succeeded in performing this task, delivered quickly and charges a fair price.

C & L Metal Sales LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My job was a small, one-of-a-kind thing. I was happy to find someone willing to do it.


Steel Silhouettes Inc produces good, quality metal art. It is powdercoated, making it not only beautiful, but also quite durable. Powder coating allows the metal to be displayed indoors or outdoors without rusting. A second advantage that Steel Silhouettes Inc. has over many of its competitors is that we own the copyrights to all our graphics.


Our company is 25 years old. We get called on to do the unusual from curved railings made out of steel, stainless steel, brass, copper and bronze. We sell internationally and locally. Last year, we had a $200,000 job going in Alaska, and a $300,000 job in Portland. We built a huge cross for the University of Portland, which is featured in all its sales literature. Right now, we are building 50 custom bike racks for the City of Sequim, Washington.


We specialize in custom metal fabrication. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured (CCB# 204242). Some common projects include custom furniture, railings, stairs, hand rails, guardrail, fences, gates, store fixtures, feature walls, metal work for food carts, restaurant metal work, custom fire-place surrounds, outdoor fire pits, corten steel planters and garden beds, window security bars, truck racks, trailers, boat repairs and modifications, bumpers, shelving, skate rails, snowboard rails, brewing and homebrew equipment, etc.

  • 19 years in business

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  • 6 years in business

We are a small family owned business with a passion for quality and exceptional service. From metal art, weld repair, sheet metal parts and fabricated products, give us a call and find out how we might bring your ideas to life!


We love high profile stainless steel work. Our stainless finishing is top notch. Our line of custom stainless steel brewing equipment gives the home brewer options for high quality equipment at an affordable price. All 16 gauge construction where the competition standard is 20 gauge. All our brew kettles, mash tuns and hot liquor tanks can be up graded or changed later on if needed. We have a full pilot system installed at Rouges Green Dragon located in se Portland Oregon.


I do custom metalwork projects and repairs. I do brazing and welding work. I'm a certified welder with experience in structural steel projects, barge construction, auto body repair, sheet metal, and special projects. I have my own equipment and can come to you, or you can bring the project to my shop.


I am a metal sculptor based in Portland, OR with 10 years of experience. I do custom metal artwork and other metal fabrications, such as tipping fish in a fountain feature, wind vanes, giant kinetic sculptures, wall hanging abstracts, metal fish of all kinds, broken wheel barrow repairs, and custom metal brackets for your house. I work primarily with steel (mild and stainless) and copper. I enjoy working with clients to design and create the art they envision for their homes and/or businesses.


Our services include, but are not limited to; Assembly CAD programming chamfering, CNC forming, CNC machining, CNC punching, counter boring, counter sinking, deburring, degreasing, design, drilling, engineering, graining, hardware insertion, laser cutting, masking notching, painting, plating, powder coating, quality assurance, rolling, sawing, shearing, silk screening, tapping, tumbling, and welding. Our mission is to be a first-class supplier of mechanical components and assemblies of unequaled value by producing top-quality metal products, delivered to our customer as committed. Our vision will be accomplished by researching and understanding the customer's expectations by creating a safe and desirable work environment with continuous improvement through employee involvement and training, and by maintaining a standard of leading technology. Industries we have served are aviation, clean room, commercial, contractors, education, electronic, government, industrial, and military. We have also done some ornamental projects.

  • 46 years in business

work hard as to get new coustomers


Full Circle is dedicated to helping our earth by keeping metal of all kinds out of landfills. We will gladly come to you and remove your old appliances and any other type of metal items that are just cluttering your home and even vehicles. So, help us help you. We are Full Circle offering recycling. We put metal back to work.


We are a metalworking machine shop/wood shop. We have a manual vertical milling machine, manual lathe turning, and CNC milling machine. We are a woodworker and full wood shop.


" We understand that no matter the project, time and money are critical, which is why you can always count on us to complete your projects on schedule and within budget. You can also expect us to treat your project with care and consideration– that’s our promise to you. We are experienced creating custom staircases, high-end stainless handrails, and other commercial building components. But we’re not just a fab shop. We’re also fully licensed, bonded, and insured for industrial field work across the Pacific Northwest. Our AWS & WABO Certified Welders can handle anything you throw at them. We’re prepared to collaborate with architects and building contractors to conceptualize and create integral components of your facilities and operating systems. We also have relationships with quality powder coating professionals for projects that demand a special finishing touch."


I provide stick and mig custom welding services. Whatever you need done, if I am able to do it, I will get it done right. If I can't do it, I will tell you.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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