Re: Might as well get a thread started...
It is much quicker to clean up/sand/work brazing alloy than it is to clean up the mess of splatter that a wire-feed, flux core MIG will make.
I can braze the joint together and have much less cleanup than I would if I had used the MIG all the way around the pipe.
The pits you see in the joint are where the MIG was used and the brazing alloy didn't want to flow there. I'll have to go back with the torch and fill those pits but that'll be after I bead blast the piece to clean the interior of the pits.
End result will look killer and it is MUCH quicker for me to work like this than to MIG the entire joint.
If it's worth building, it's worth over-building.