Re: Well it is handmade...
you're right, there's no excuse for something being crappy because it's handmade. Now you can't be rights expect the consistancy of a machined product but sloppy welds are understandably something to complain about. For this reason I have a very hard time buying pipes off the internet because you can't inspect it. The best I can say is if a pipe comes in in-excusably messy then send it back and request a replacement. Vendors should also check their wears before they send them out to save the consumer this process and get on the manufacturer if there are too many sloppy pieces.