The website TwistedSifter posted a gallery of pipe welder Scott Raabe’s handiwork that you have to see to believe. Here’s what TwistedSifter had to say:
Scott Raabe is a Texas-based welder with nearly a decade of professional welding experience since graduating from Texas State Technical College with a degree in welding.
On Reddit, where Scott shared an album of his recent welds last week, he explains that he started as a small parts/custom welder for a production company before switching to pipe fitting/welding. He then got into structural welding but now works as a pipe welder.
Here’s a gallery of some of the images taken from the Reddit thread. This guy is definitely not your average rod burner.
You can also check out his technique in this video.
When I started discussing this on Facebook, Make: contributor John Abella pointed out that there’s a subreddit of welding pr0n with many more pictures of ridiculously perfect and fancy welds.
[Via Andrew Plumb’s Facebook page]