Originally Posted by crtc_01
I trust this guys work. He's a family friend with 40years welding experience. Welds for a steel company for a living and has a super nice home shop with top of the line equipment. I didn't see anyone comment on the 20 plus other welds he did on the rack or bike carrier. Just the ugly ones that weren't smoothed out.
I have vast experience in the field and I did my due diligence and said what needed to be said. Just because he has nice equipment doesn't mean he's good. Your friendship influences your decision, but that guy would be let go the first day had he got a job at my business. It's not quality work.
I'll leave it at that- I'm just not willing to put other people at risk the way you are. Vibration wreaks havoc on bad welds, I learned that because I build expedition vehicles for archeologists and world explorers.
When you put out pics for the world to see, problems will get pointed out.