Cracker 8 Projects

Metal welding, fabrication, and artisan services. We make your hand-crafted projects come to life.

Cracker 8 Projects

Metal welding, fabrication, and artisan services. We make your hand-crafted projects come to life.

Cracker 8 Projects

Metal welding, fabrication, and artisan services. We make your hand-crafted projects come to life.

Cracker 8 Projects, LLC is a multi-faceted, custom metal-working studio based in Berthoud, CO, a small agricultural town on the front range plains of Colorado 50 minutes north of Denver.

Owned and operated by Bryan Buikema since 2005, Cracker 8 Projects offers a unique service to artists, inventors, and designers, helping them realize their ideas and dreams – large or small – in metal.

Sculptural Metal Welding and Chasing

Working with the N. Colorado art casting community, Cracker 8 offers sculptural welding and chasing for the following cast metals: iron/steel; bronze/brass; aluminum; stainless steel.

Sculptural Design and Fabrication

Some sculptural designs are fabricated, not cast. Taking raw materials and using industrial processes we are able to create custom sculptural objects in a combination of metals: steels incl. stainless, weathering/weather-proof; aluminum and bronze.

Custom Fabrication of Architectural and Industrial Objects

We offer general fabrication services as well. Machining, GTAW/GMAW/ gas welding, metal plate rolling, and forming.

Architectural and Sculptural Forging

With a background in architectural forging and blacksmithing, Cracker 8 Projects can build and install custom forged furniture, fencing, lighting, interior and exterior railing.

General Welding and Repair

We offer general welding services in these processes: GTAW (Tig), GMAW (Mig), gas, and stick. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Artist Services

Helping coordinate the multi-step process of casting sculptural metal can be time consuming, if not at least confusing. Cracker 8 can help facilitate all steps of the casting process, from mold to patina and even shipping/delivery services.

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Interested in working together? Get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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