Custom Metal Fabrication

Renton, Washington


I teach welding, shop skills and knife making on weekends to individuals or small groups in my Renton, Washington shop, where I can accommodate up to 5 students, or on location.

Some common subject areas:

  • MIG, TIG, stick, oxy/acet, flux-core, dual-shield, brazing and soldering
  • Surface finishing, oxy/fuel cutting, plasma cutting, sheet-metal fabrication
  • Knife making

Price is very reasonable. Hourly rates are negotiable based on number of people, location and amount of material to be covered.

I recommend starting with a 4-hour class.

Contact me for details at [javascript protected email address] or (425) 591-6816.

About Ernie

Ernie LeimkuhlerI have been working metal since age 14 when I took my first Blacksmithing class. I attended Gunsmithing and Welding schools, then graduated from Purdue with a degree in Theatre, and spent 11 years as a union stagehand — at Purdue, in San Francisco, and finally in Seattle. I was a welding instructor for 16 years across four schools. I have been a Certified Welding Inspector for 11 years and now work as a third party building inspector in the greater Seattle area.

Areas of focus: brewery equipment, marine equipment, cast iron repair, aluminum welding, stainless steel, railings, countertops, bronze and copper work, and knife making.