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Forum: General Cast Iron 10-09-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Fixing Broken Cast Iron

With the bandages mostly off my thumb I'm back in action. I did an initial spot coat of oil on he repair, very thickly with a brush. Time to challenge this thin coats orthodoxy. I notice others...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-29-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Fixing Broken Cast Iron

Did an initial grind on the front. Not too awful. back looks very ragged and it can stay that way for the present. If it won't cook I can just sandblast it, Fill and texture the chip and hit it with...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-28-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: How to Season Fine Details?

interesting. I like the low lint part. I tried regular Q-tips and they failed. At the moment I'm wrestling with rust forming in the bail joint of a DO. hard to get into.
Forum: Recipe File 09-28-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By John_Sterling
Balsamic Glazed Ribs and Sweet Potatoes

I had 3 Lbs mixed beef ribs in the freezer to use up.

Brown ribs all sides in big CI skillet. Cutting extra fat off wise. I cheated and used a torch to help. Transfer to Stainless pressure...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-28-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Fixing Broken Cast Iron

next up was cutting a pair of 1/8" stainless rods for reinforcement. I don't need them for ultimate strength, I will need them for grinding the front.

I'm worried about micro cracking I can't see....
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-28-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Fixing Broken Cast Iron

it's an old Lodge 2c two dot. It isn't worth fixing. But i have a huge amount of time into cleaning it up and the surfaces are better than the first I got. I replaced that one with a second and now...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-26-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Fixing Broken Cast Iron

I wanted to get into the Extreme Heat J B Weld and see how it works. Hard to work with. Very gritty ( steel fines in it) and sticky. Wouldn't trowel with the pallet knife. I tried heating it to drop...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-26-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Fixing Broken Cast Iron

I started by sandblasting the backs with Green Dimond Sand @ 75 PSI. Then I blasted the fractured edge where it had seasoning on it with the air eraser running AEX @40 PSI.

The fit between the...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-26-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Fixing Broken Cast Iron

the chips are too small to weld. I considered doing nothing (looks ragged) or whacking the pan off right down the middle of the last corn stick (head scratcher pan). Either way I only get 13 corn...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-25-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By John_Sterling
Fixing Broken Cast Iron

I dropped my precious corn stick pan and broke it. Can't win for losing. Need to stick the handle back on. It's in 2 pieces. So what glue do I use?
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-24-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: How to Season Fine Details?

The grill pan is even better. The usual hassles with the lodge roughness but the smoothed top of the ridges is just right.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-24-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: How to Season Fine Details?

Corn stick pan is out of the oven after the first coat. Got a few shiny spots on the flats I'll have to scuff but the details of the kernels is perfect. I'm happy for my first attempt given the...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-24-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Trivets, in Practical Terms

I use a trivet in my DU when I am using it as an oven, usually on a fire. last time I put the cornbread inn a 9" round steel pan on a trivet in the DU then when That was done it came out with the...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-24-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Mexican Cast Iron

No kidding on the not made real good! It did make good bacon on the fire tho'...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-24-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: How to Season Fine Details?

Thinning the oil 50% with solvent and running it through an airbrush works nicely. But my pigment is troublesome. It is lumpy ( extremely small lumps) so the oil needs to be filtered. A few more...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-24-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,191
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Dremel for Cleaning Stubborn Crud

An Air Eraser is very handy too.But It works such a fine area (a pencil line width at minimum) that it can be tedious. It it will blow things as fine as pumice or household baking soda up through...
Forum: Recipe File 09-24-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,222
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Home Made Biscuits

I don't keep milk on hand either (unless it's frozen) but I do have a canister of Saco powdered buttermilk. Lotta good recipes on their site: Sacopantry.com
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-23-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Evaporust

google up what's in Evaporust.

I use phosphoric acid myself when I want something a bit stronger and have a bath Of Ultra-Safe Acid (TM. a muriatic varient) going for a badly rusted piece.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-23-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 665
Posted By John_Sterling
Stripping Brass Plate from Cast Iron.

My intention is ruin a plated decorative trivet. I doubt it has any value but It's cast iron and the top surface is brass plated...in very poor condition. It fits one of my DUs perfectly and I want...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-22-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: The Strange Case of 2 1/2 Dutch Ovens

omitting the arc logo lid and the smooth bottom supplying the other bail flange. The helper handle with the rib is on the hammered bottom. The larger lifting handle is on the hammered bottom. I am...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-22-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: The Strange Case of 2 1/2 Dutch Ovens

I am still struggling with the pictures. So I will just do a string of posts with them if any one (now or in the future) is still following. I did hear back from Lodge:

"Hello John,

Thank you...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-21-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,487
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Sad Iron Collecting

Over on the ADV cast iron cooking thread one guy got the idea to use one he had been using as a door stop as a bacon and burger press. All it needed was some cleaning up. Others followed suit.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-21-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: How to Season Fine Details?

I appreciate the help. i have been trying brushing. Everything from a bristle pastry brush to one of the silicone things to blow tip artists brushes. I'm finding if a brush will put it on it's too...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-21-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By John_Sterling
How to Season Fine Details?

For examples, a cornstick pan where getting a thin film of oil is impossible because the wiping doesn't get into the depressions. Or even one of those pointy lined lids where getting in and around...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-21-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,515
Posted By John_Sterling
Re: Cornbread Pan ID's

the 27C is a Lodge.
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