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Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-10-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Cleaning Enameled and "glazed" Cast Iron

I picked up a Lodge enameled skillet and it had been used by someone from the no soap club and had a crud layer cooked on it. I tried to scrub it off but it was cooked on baked on and wouldnít budge....
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-06-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Odd 5" Skillet

I see these in thrift shops all the time. I saw several yesterday. Thrift shops have really jacked up their prices. I have seen them for $.99cent for years but yesterday they were $2.25 to $3.99. I...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 12-26-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Russell S.
Re: New Guy to E-tanks

I have had a similar experience. Mine was drawing too many amps when I switched from regular skillets to larger size pieces like a long griddle. I actually blew the safety shunt fuse on the battery...
Forum: General Cast Iron 12-19-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Collector Value of Spinners?

I have been wanting a user #12 for a while but hadnít ran across one in the wild in my price range. This fall I finally found one at a big annual flea market. It is an unknown unmarked Pan and itís a...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-09-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,143
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Newbie Seasoning Question

I believe itís possible for a pan to warp if the temperature changes too fast. I have a #9 Griswold Dutch Oven that warped and I believe it was from putting it into a hot oven while the pot was empty...
Forum: General Cast Iron 08-23-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,472
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Sad Iron Collecting

I have three sad irons. I picked a couple up less than $5 at thrift shops and I got one from a friend in a bundle deal. I also have a small kerosene operated sad iron heater. It has a wick like a...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 07-23-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,192
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Cleaning Up a Broken Edge

I bought a Lodge 4 in 1 pan (top half of the set) The tab was broken off. I used the bench grinder and cleaned the edge up. Just go slow because it takes the metal off pretty quick. Also donít let...
Forum: General Cast Iron 06-13-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Confirmation - Unmarked Wagner?

I have a couple of pans like these. Iím not sure about the one out in my to clean pile but the one Iím using at the moment doesnít have the incised #8 on top of the handle or the little letter on the...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 05-04-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,173
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Cast Iron Sources Other Than EBay?

I have never bought anything from EBay. Most of my iron came from thrift shops. I have found some pieces from flea markets, yard sales and even Antique stores. I got one great deal (#16 Lodge Camp...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-07-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,829
Posted By Russell S.
Re: "Economy Collecting"

When I started collecting I bought almost any cast iron cookware, and got disappointed with cracks, pinholes, and wobbles. My strategy changed as I learned more about the hobby. I wonít buy cracked...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-12-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,443
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Staining?

I had some success with a green Scotch Brite pad recently. The thing is not to scrub too hard in one spot or you will have a shiny spot. Itís better to use less pressure but scrub longer if that...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-09-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,215
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Severe Pitting... How Did It Happen?

It kinda looks like someone sandblasted it but didnít sandblast the Logo. Iíve never seen one look like that.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-26-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,049
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Hole in Kettle

I have had a couple of antique cast iron pieces that when I started to remove the rust a pinhole showed up. A three legged spider skillet and a different size spider skillet lid were both thick...
Forum: General Cast Iron 10-25-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,040
Posted By Russell S.
Re: Lodge Blacklock Warp

I gave a couple of family members each a skillet that I had restored. I asked them both what kind of stove they had and both replied glass top. So I didnít know much about them and thought that a pan...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-06-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,536
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: 3,522
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: 2,951
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: 3,801
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: 4,180
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: 3,476
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: 4,609
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: 5,682
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: 7
Views: 5,393
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: 3,348
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: 3,107
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...
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