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Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-06-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Can Rust Form Under the Seasoning?

After viewing YouTube, and Facebook Groups on Cast Iron, nothing surprises me anymore. Some folks just remove loose surface rust and season over the rest. I just pulled a #14 unmarked skillet (Iím...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-10-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By Russell S.
Re: What is This Gigantic Thing?

I have one of the ham boilers that I havenít cleaned yet. But they were designed for a wood stove and may have been an option at the time of sale. The lids that Iíve seen were tin coated steel and...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-10-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Martin Stove #10 Skillet

I wonder if it is an actual short steel screw that found itís way into the sand mold sand or the mold itself just prior to pouring!
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-07-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Help Identify

I agree that itís a great find! The red mountain pans with the large pour spouts are definitely harder to find. I have found only 1 #8. I have found about 10 #8ís with the small pour spouts.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-28-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,969
Posted By Russell S.
Re: 2 Gallon Pot Tilt Ring Size?

I have one that did the same thing. The whole area is too thin and fragile to weld. I tried drilling and tapping it but the hole just kept growing. I started with 8/32Ēand gave up after 3/8Ē so thin...
Forum: Show & Tell 02-03-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Handy Dan Copy?

It would help if you had a marked one to compare it with or at least had the measurements.
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-03-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Slight Wobbles, Yay or Nay?

I will not purchase a common-average pan with a wobble. I will purchase a pan with a slight wobble if it has other characteristics that I like such as Older Gate Marked pans, Uncommon sizes or...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-29-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,000
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Seasoning Intricate Designs

I restored a couple of Cracker Barrel logo skillets and they werenít hard at all. But since I have other users, Iím not sure how much of a pain they are to maintain the nice looking bottom with use.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-29-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,022
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Is This Kettle/cauldron Too Far Gone, or Can It Be Restored? Is It Even Worth It?

I myself would pass. It has some serious rust and pitting. I was over zealous when I started collecting and bought a bulge pot, and two old spider legged skillets that holes showed up when all the...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-22-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,617
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Cooking in an Early Erie Skillet

I feel that you are lucky that it didnít permanently warp your skillet. I wouldnít try heating the cooking surface like that again ďupside downĒ I ruined a #9 Griswold Dutch Oven because the oven was...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-16-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,478
Posted By Russell S.
Re: ID Pot Please

Itís a ham boiler. Typically with duel gatemarks. I have seen a couple with a tin lid but most without a lid. The lid was probably optional and being made of tin most havenít survived. You would...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-20-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By Russell S.

It has a couple of things going for It, especially if itís a shallow #14 camp oven. First BSR has been out of business for quite a while now, so they arenít making them any longer. Second Lodge...
Forum: Show & Tell 09-19-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By Russell S.
Griswold 16 Griddle

Does anyone have any information on this pan. The rarity and approximate value. My Sister got it at the Hillsville Va. Flea Market on Labor Day Weekend. It was painted on the bottom. I restored it...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-21-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,079
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Help Identifying Camp Stove

Texsport is the only manufacturer that Iíve ever seen with the offset/bend in the bail. They put their name on their Ovens now but may have had an unmarked version in the past. I donít think itís...
Forum: Introductions 05-27-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Camp Cook

Welcome Howard, 55yrs experience camp cooking is impressive! I have been collecting camp cooking gear but havenít had time to do much cooking.
Forum: Show & Tell 05-20-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,116
Posted By Russell S.
Re: John Saveryís DO

Well at least you have the lid. I bought one when I first started collecting that was in rough shape and I paid too much. I later bought another one that also was in rough shape but got it cheap. As...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 05-03-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,917
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Griswold #6 Rust?

Hard to tell for sure but I donít see rust. It just looks like uneven seasoning. It sort of looks like acidic foods such as tomato sauce may have taken some of the seasoning off. I personally...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-21-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,843
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Miniture Ham Boiler

I have a full size ham boiler. You could use it on a fire but it was designed to go on a wood stove. You removed the front and rear stove eye covers and the center divider piece from the...
Forum: Introductions 04-17-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,660
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Newbie to CI Collector Forums

Hello, Iím familiar with Suffolk. I worked up that way at Lake Kilby water treatment plant. This is a great place to learn about cast iron cookware.
Forum: Show & Tell 04-16-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By Russell S.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-23-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,302
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Just Cooking in the CI is Best Seasoning

There are many people including my Grandmother, Mother, Sisters, Aunts, Cousins, that have never heard of seasoning a cast iron pan in the oven. They cleaned the pan, rubbed it down originally with...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-23-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,242
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Gas Stove Flame Marks

The only time I see flame marks like that is when I use a pan for a short period of time like to just fry a couple of eggs. Try letting the pan sit on the burner on the lowest setting for a few...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-08-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Griddle Marks

This may have been a sad iron heater. But it definitely will make a good griddle. I have them with a pour spout and without. Does that make a difference in the name?
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,328
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Very Old Sidney O Script #8 Rectangular Griddle

You would think it was made to use stationary. A few thoughts, guesses!
1.Maybe someone at the foundry filled in the mold with sand where the handles would have been so it would fit in their oven. ...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-05-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,152
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Crusty Le Crueset 24

I had my doubts until I saw the before and after pictures on a Facebook group. But you can have the enamel sand blasted off. Guy had some vintage pieces that the enamel was in bad shape. He had...
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