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Reply #8 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 3:29am
 
I have a guy down the street that can weld cast iron. He put a handle back on a Sidney 11.
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Reply #7 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 12:55am
 
Dwayne Henson wrote on Sep 5th, 2017 at 11:58pm:
Do you know a good welder that owes you a favor? 


As many years as I have been involved in cast iron cookware I have always HEARD about cast iron cookware welders BUT, I have never seen a welded piece nor have I EVER met a cast iron cookware welder. They are like elves. Everybody talks about them, everybody knows there are there, but you just never see them. OR you hear about a man that knew a man that knew a man that knew a cast iron welder's brother. But that's as close as I ever got.
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Do you know a good welder that owes you a favor?
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Reply #5 - Sep 5th, 2017 at 3:51am
 
Thks for the great ideas Spurgeon, really started me thinking... coat tree base, swivel TV stand is real possibility, or how about a base for a Cast Iron pot and pan hanging tree???
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Reply #4 - Sep 5th, 2017 at 3:39am
 
Well, being as I am RETIRED, and IT WAS FREE, a little elbow grease for clean-up, and some minor repairs to arrest that crack ( thanks keith for the end of the crack drill hole - forgot that little piece of engineering knowledge ). I don't for-see anything more than planter/yard art, BUT Come-On , PERRY, I'll get $35+ for it at my annual garage sale next summer, plus I get to admire it for a year... see how easy I am to keep occupied!
Two gate marks on the bottom, and the number???  odd size ring ends on the eyes, anybody with foundry/age details just to satisfy my curiosity???
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Reply #3 - Sep 5th, 2017 at 2:01am
 
I normally cringe when I see cast iron used as a flower pot, but that might be the only fate left for this one. And I say "might" because I would explore every option before resigning it to the flower bed.

First, I would clean it up as best as I could. Who knows, after you clean it up, you might find another use for it. Maybe bring it indoors, put a table top on it and make a card table out of it. Or a TV stand. Or make it into a cool storage bin for all the junk in the mud room. Endless possibilities!

Kudos on a great find.
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Reply #2 - Sep 4th, 2017 at 10:50pm
 
Doug
I would drill a 3/8 to 1/2 inch hole at the end of the crack and a bolt a 1/2" wide by 3" long plate just under the eye where it starts then 3 or 4 more holes in the bottom  for drains and plant flowers in it No Clean up or Paint Just good old Pacific North West Patina
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Reply #1 - Sep 4th, 2017 at 10:28pm
 
I don't mean to be mean, but I'd take it back. If the owner wanted to do all of  that stuff to try to put that piece back on its feet I'd let them, but I sure would not do it, its not worth it. IMO of course
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Sep 4th, 2017 at 3:18am
 
while she was on her daily walk around the country lane, said some new people had moved into a house on the lane, that there was a big cast iron POT at the driveway with a "FREE to GOOD HOME sign on it. Since she knows my desire to collect CI at a good price, decided she would let me know. 5 Minutes later ( after confirming with the owner ) I tossed the following (pics ) into the back of the PU. Big crack,  but it is obviously an old kettle that deserves some TLC, so will brush and clean it, probably just paint it, will put some bolted cross supports on the crack, but open to all suggestions and sme idea of its background???
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