I'll try and be as brief as possible for you all:
Basically I cut the steerer tube on my all steel (lugged crown, chromoly steerer) fork far too short. I scored the tube with a screw driver, but apparently so did my headset. I ended up cutting the wrong score line. And essentially ruining my fork.
A buddy that I work with saw how upset I was and took the fork to some professional shop welders who are customers of ours. They cut the tube down flush on both sides and welded it perfectly (and I mean perfect, we measured all the way around) together. They then sanded it down so it's barely noticeable except for a section where they sanded it. The inside shows some beading as well.
The part that where the tubes joined sits a little below the top cup on the headset inside the headtube. It is on a cyclocross bike. I weigh 165lbs.
My question to you all is....
Will it hold and would you trust it?