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Chesapeake Sheet Metal Fabricators

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T&J Welding Fabrication
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  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Dawn R.
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Joshua built a new base for my stainless steel gas grill. He was very polite, diligent, and responsible. I would hire him again.

Sparc Worx
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  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan C.
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Paul did a great job, very professional, very accommodating and very skilled. I could not be more pleased with his work and his quote for how much the job would cost. I will continue to seek his services for any future work needed. Great job Paul, highly recommended to anyone else needing metal work.

Welding by Tom
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alan B.
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Tom repaired some metal tennis ball baskets for me and did great work. His schedule was flexible, the work was finished on time, and the price was reasonable.

Klein Mobile Welding
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tim V.
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Works from his home. Very accommodating and a pleasure to work with.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew K.
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Ronnie completed the construction of a custom stainless pan in a little under two weeks; very fast and professional.

Metal works LLC
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve N.
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Metal Works LLC fabricated a steel pedestal to support a change machine by copying a sample that I provided. They had it powder coated along with the sample. The work was top notch. The price was high. Maybe they could do better on a project with higher volume.


Stay sharp, on time, always being professional and let no one tell you, you can't do your best. It started when I was young. I always had a thing with cars, so that's what drives me to do what I do today.


We take pride in everything we do. Performing our tasks as we were completing them for ourselves. The job isn't done until the customer is satisfied.


Altist is a small, family-owned business, located in Hampton Roads, Virginia. We provide a host of services including Mig, Tig, and Stick welding of most alloys including steel, aluminum and titanium. We are a fabricator of new metal projects. We can repair most metal items including boat trailers and aluminum boat top supports.


We do metal fabrication, mig welding, aluminum and steel welding, on site stick welding, and plasma and torch cutting. We have experience with industrial and power tools.


We offer the following: * Fabrication of chimney chase covers * HVAC sheet metal products * Square to round fittings * Transitions * Double offsets


We provide mobile welding for steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel and aluminum. We do structural, marine, automotive, home repairs or projects and more.

  • 18 years in business



I have been specializing in heating and air conditioning, plumbing, remodeling, general handyman repair, electrical, and everything in between for the last 30 years. Shoot me an e-mail or Thumbtack me, and ask me about your project. I would love to earn your business.


We fabricate and install ornamental metal work, including railings, gates, and spiral stairs. We also offer welding, metal repair and mobile TIG welding on a large number of metals, including steel, aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, brass and nickel-silver.

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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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Henrico, VA

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    so I will complete a jig that will put the pieces satifactorially close, ( have maching capability) will be welding thln tubing for outdoor recreational equipment. per unit there are 17- 19 weld places ( tube to tube) for the project per unit. Set up on jig for repetitive units to be completed. Asking for price quote on one unit of 17-19 welds of tubing 4030 normalized chrom moly pieces are 1.5 od x .035 wall and 1.25 od x 0.049 wall and some structual supports 1od x .035 over all jig size is 4 x 4 ft. and offers 360 apporach to each weld place.
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