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Postby jbullard1 » Thu May 03, 2018 3:02 pm

I have started restoring it to its original glory. I still have a lot to work on :2TU:
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby huntall » Thu May 03, 2018 3:42 pm

Good stuff there! Many years ago, I bought a place that had an old house that was built around 1900 and I got some old cast iron skillets, cast iron cornbread muffin pans, and a few dutch oven style deep pans out of it. I like using them.
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby dustygoodson » Fri May 04, 2018 7:52 pm

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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby glenn » Sat May 05, 2018 2:24 am

When I had my sandblasting business, I restored dozens of them. I would blast them and season them the same day since they would flash rust before people would come pick them up if I didn’t. I got to do some really neat stuff and most of the pieces came from their grandparents. Many were over 100 years old. I wish I had taken pictures. A good bead blaster will work good too.


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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby jbullard1 » Sat May 05, 2018 12:32 pm

I use a different method that does not remove metal
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby Bullie » Sun May 06, 2018 8:04 pm

I need to do some research. I have an old pot that is pretty rough shape but I would like to save it if possible.
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby gtk » Mon May 07, 2018 7:22 am

i have been looking at the pieces you post on FB. They look good.

i have one very good cast iron skillet that was my grandmothers. I have some that are "so so". i have thought about sanding them down smooth, then seasoning them.

what is your method of seasoning ?
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby jbullard1 » Mon May 07, 2018 8:21 am

I strip old seasoning with a lye bath, remove rust with a vinegar/water bath then season with canola oil 4-6 times
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby Bullie » Mon May 07, 2018 9:02 am

What do you use for a source of lye? I guess oven cleaner or drain cleaner would work.
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby jbullard1 » Mon May 07, 2018 2:38 pm

Bullie wrote:What do you use for a source of lye? I guess oven cleaner or drain cleaner would work.

I get mine at a farm supply here that stocks it for the Amish here. If you are cleaning a big pot you will need a lot of it. You want pure Sodium Hydroxide. Draino will work but it has added junk to keep the meth heads from using it.
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby jbullard1 » Fri May 11, 2018 12:26 pm

To date this is my best resto job. Its a post 1960 3 notch Lodge chicken fryer with lid. Hard to find both together.
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby gtk » Mon May 14, 2018 7:30 am

Makes you wonder how "granny" picked that heavy thing up back in the day :)
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby jbullard1 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:40 am

gtk wrote:Makes you wonder how "granny" picked that heavy thing up back in the day :)

I think they did that because they had to.
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Re: Cast Iron Cookware

Postby terry08 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:39 am

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Bullie wrote:What do you use for a source of lye? I guess oven cleaner or drain cleaner would work.

I get mine at a farm supply here that stocks it for the Amish here. If you are cleaning a big pot you will need a lot of it. You want pure Sodium Hydroxide. Draino will work but it has added junk to keep the meth heads from using it.

I use the original easy off oven cleaner. Not off brands. Coat solid, and tie in heavy duty garbage bags for 4 to 5 days. Then into the vinegar bath and season with crisbee pucks.
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Bullie wrote:What do you use for a source of lye? I guess oven cleaner or drain cleaner would work.

I get mine at a farm supply here that stocks it for the Amish here. If you are cleaning a big pot you will need a lot of it. You want pure Sodium Hydroxide. Draino will work but it has added junk to keep the meth heads from using it.


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Bullie wrote:What do you use for a source of lye? I guess oven cleaner or drain cleaner would work.

I get mine at a farm supply here that stocks it for the Amish here. If you are cleaning a big pot you will need a lot of it. You want pure Sodium Hydroxide. Draino will work but it has added junk to keep the meth heads from using it.



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