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.
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]
Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.View more articles by Gareth Branwyn