We just completed an order of our popular aluminum cornerblocks. The only reason we don’t get more orders of these than we do is because they are unbreakable! Once you have them, you have them forever. We perfected this design many years ago, and have been doing them the same ever since!

We always love walk-in repairs! Today we got to do some corrosion repair on an aluminum casting! This is an automotive timing chain cover, and now it’s as good as new!

Today we worked on a large crack repair on a titanium bike frame. As with all titanium repairs, the frame had to be purged with argon to prevent contamination. Haley was the one in the driver’s seat for this one, and she’s getting pretty good at these titanium repairs!

It’s hard to believe that this job is finally almost done! The last (of over 300) truss is finally assembled and going into the final stage of production. We are so grateful to this customer for keeping us busy for a good portion of 2018! Now onto the next job!

Today we had some fun with titanium! All the colors make it look like art! This is just one example of the exotic metals that Terry has experience with welding.

This is a fun repeat job that we do for our customer at Torrance Manufacturing. These are done by placing them on a horizontal turntable so that we can do a continuous weld with no stop-and-starts!

We have discovered the advantages of selling some of our excess inventory on eBay!These are some of our popular high performance box truss corner blocks now listed for sale.


In looking over photos, I realized that we did not post about the enormous aluminum door we made for KD Clark Construction a few months ago (well, enormous to us!).

It’s almost 10 feet by 14 feet by 4 inches deep. Once it’s complete, it will have a glass insert and wood panels on both sides.



One of KD Clark Contruction’s employees sent us a picture of the door as they were testing before sending it out for final paint and finishing


.Can’t wait to see the house when complete!

Peggy Terzian

I am surrounded by welding and fabrication talk all day-what’s the material? How will the part be finished after weld? What specifications are called out in the drawing? I find myself absorbing little bits of welding information and trying to fit them in with other things I know about welding & fabrication so that I can be as informed as possible when talking to customers. Am I a welder? No, but I work with welders, and try to serve as a conduit for our customers.

I was curious to find out more about welding history, and find that most of the advances in welding have been over the last 200 years. Even though evidence has been found as far back as 2000 years ago, the welding of metal was basically done by pressure (read heat and hammering) up until fairly recently. My exploring fingers led me to the Miller Welding website where they have a great synopsis of the history of welding: https://www.millerwelds.com/resources/article-library/the-history-of-welding

Speaking of heat and hammering, I also stumbled across a great article on the website “The Art of Manliness” about blacksmithing for beginners. We’ve watched blacksmiths exhibit their trade at several living history demonstrations, and this post goes into a little more detail about the four important things that a blacksmith needs: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/07/14/blacksmithing-primer/

It’s interesting to follow the trail from 2000 year old gold boxes that have been pressure welded all the way up to the friction stir technology being used today!

Peggy Terzian

Sparks fly as we assemble more munitions ‘condos’ for Roger George Rentals!

Making condos again 3-8-17