Press release from The Kent County Levy Court, 8/9/2014
Join Kent County for the Unveiling of "Sunshine": 8/7/2014
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 drove up there today to repair some minor damage caused by the move.
Graydie Welding is named after my daughters Graycie and Edie.
Serving all of Delaware, Maryland's Eastern Shore and South Eastern Pennsylvania.
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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.
Here's work from my local competition, check this out!
The work that is found acceptable to me is absolutely incredible! This is the railing on the Redner's they build less that a mile from my house LESS THAN A YEAR AGO! I'm afraid I know the organization that is responsible for this work. Incredible as it seems these are very high paid welders. They drill these huge holes then use as thin a material as they think they can get away with. It collects water rusts and pops the brand new concrete away. This concrete corner has been glued back on already. It wobbles freely now because it's completely disconnected at the base of the posts. It literally sways in the wind. This might be why my customers are always so happy, the work they see out there is horrible even though it's done buy high paid labor. This entire railing has to be replaced and the ramp has to be repaired. Less than a year old.
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.
Someone hit the entrance gate at the private DuPont Family Cemetery.
I fixed it right up today in a few hours.
If you would like a gate like this made for your house I can do that.
Today's work 8/6/2014
I really enjoyed doing this job the last couple days.
From a business in Chestertown Md.
We love our sign so so much! Thank you for your creative ways;) true talent and a pleasure to work with;) xoxo
another happy customer!
Today's work 7/31/2014
tomorrow I paint!
Today's Work 7/29/2014
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.
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."
4 feet wide and all solid steel. Great outdoor piece. $100
My daughter welding....
Check out the new link below. Here's help designing your railing.