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Offline Chuck Rogers

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Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« on: April 10, 2010, 10:49:19 PM »
I've been contacted by Larry Foxx, and was  asked to host a cleaning, and seasoning workshop at the convention. This will be the first time I've done anything like this, so I'll be looking for input from fellow members. Since there are so many diffrent methods, especially in the area of seasoning cast iron, I'll be looking for assistance from any member willing to share their experience. This will be a great oppotunity to exchange information with, and learn from each other. If anyone is intrested, please contact me by, posting here, PM, Email, or Telephone. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 11:07:53 PM »
Chuck,  talk to Ed A.   He did an electro cleaning in Chattanooga.   It was good.   But now we have so many new members joining that it needs to be updated for them.  


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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 09:30:45 AM »
Ed's best performance was when after telling and demostrating the elctricity flowing thru the water and with all these wires going in out of the water and everybody sitting on the edge of their chairs he stuck his hand in the water....boy did that get a "reaction"....It was great showmanship....You have a tough act to follow Chuck...

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2010, 09:35:05 AM »
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Ed's best performance was when after telling and demostrating the elctricity flowing thru the water and with all these wires going in out of the water and everybody sitting on the edge of their chairs he stuck his hand in the water....boy did that get a "reaction"....It was great showmanship....You have a tough act to follow Chuck...

Hello Paul, yes, I remember that well. I had to go to my room and change my underwear after Eds demonstration. I believe he acted like he slipped or something and everybody gasped in horror, I know I did. I figured that was the end of Ed, right before our very eyes, and so did a lot of other people.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010, 10:37:55 AM »
Now that would have been funny to see  ;D  I can just picture it now with a room full of people staring in horror!!  

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2010, 11:18:50 AM »
Chuck, you should build a "mini tank" and clean an ashtray. Then season it in a toaster oven. That would be cool! I have a 13.8 volt 3 amp power supply that might work great.

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2010, 12:32:19 PM »
This is the set up I threw together for the Tenn. convention. Not the same one I used at Sidney.
  This one here we cleaned two toy skillets at once. One all carboned up, the other was rusted real good. We let it run for 2hrs, (I think??) Left,then we all came back, that way folks could see results in both cases.
 The pieces of milk crate I zip tied to the SS in case some one bumped into the set up while running.
   When I did the demo in Sidney we did not allow time for the set up to work and show results. It was more of a how to set it up.
   We allowed more time in Tenn, so members could actually see what happens..
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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2010, 02:53:28 PM »
Ed, would you mind a repeat performance, minus the electrocution?  ;) I don't want to just have me up ther rambling on about cleaning, and seasoning. This being a "workshop", this is a chance for any of us to demonstrate how we clean our iron.

I'm also looking for someone who is good with aluminum cleaning. Someone willing to do a demonstration of their magic with getting it shining again.

Just remember, as it was put to me, this is like a big B.S. session on cleaning, and seasoning. Nothing super formal or anything. Just a bunch of cast iron folks talking among themselves.

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 07:18:16 PM »
'I had to go to my room and change my underwear after Eds demonstration"
 As I remember it CP it was the cheap wiskey you drank the night before......although it was a startiling event... 8-)

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010, 07:02:19 PM »
Still debating on doing a mini electro set up. Since it's been done twice before, I'm not sure it's needed. Does anyone think that there will be enough new people there, that don't have access to the forum? We have the "how to" for electro right here. Larry Foxx had also mentioned that it probably wasn't needed.

Any other suggestions for the workshop will be great. Remember, it's a group participation thing, so there better be plenty of folks chiming in. It will get pretty boring looking at me up there.
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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 09:20:22 AM »
An electro tank would be nice, but   pictures and handouts may get the same results.  Maybe you can  also address the problem of the member that lives in an apartment building .  Lye ,  a self cleaning oven or even oven cleaner  for the member that only has or wants to clean  6 or 8 users.  

 It's your show.  If you feel  more comfortable doing the electro setup and showing everyone how to get those beautiful black finishes then that's  what  I would do.  Dick

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2010, 09:18:17 PM »
'I had to go to my room and change my underwear after Eds demonstration"
 As I remember it CP it was the cheap wiskey you drank the night before.

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Is this smilie for Perry:  [smiley=1062.gif]

And after he drinks:  [smiley=banghead.gif] [smiley=toilet.gif]

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2010, 09:29:11 PM »
Perry, I think you have a new fan.

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2010, 09:43:19 PM »
Perry!!!

[hidden message] yeah ole buddy, you better watch that Michelle.  I believe she has your number.  Is she coming to the convention?  Does she play golf?  Perhaps we can get her along with da "King"?  Two birds with one stone, ya know.  [/ end hidden message]
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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010, 10:01:15 PM »
Chuck and Greg:  [smiley=funnypost.gif]

No, unfortunately not coming to the convention, you of all people Greg should know that, LOL. And Perry, I dont have your #! I dont drink, and I dont like golf! LOL

Its just fun picking on Perry cause he has always something to say, and he frequents the boards often.  ;D

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2010, 10:12:58 PM »
Oh, and Im not single, been happily married for 20 + years, so dont worry Perry, wont be "stalking" you! LOL

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2010, 10:19:04 PM »
I think he was hoping to be stalked.  ;D ;)
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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2010, 11:25:47 PM »
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Oh, and Im not single, been happily married for 20 + years, so dont worry Perry, wont be "stalking" you! LOL


Good for you Michelle, and Congratulations.  ;)

They sure give me a hard time don't they.  :'(

And Michelle, lean up here real close, I wanna whisper in your ear, thats better, I don't want everybody to hear this, but, I don't drink or play golf either. I might have A beer every couple months or so, but thats it. Last beer I had was in April when I visited my friend in Pa that I work with. BUT, if Greg Stahl is buyin, I will drink one of his beers.  ;) ;D

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2010, 10:19:11 PM »
Youre funny Perry, fun to clown around with!  ;D

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Re: Hosting a Cleaning and Seaoning Workshop
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2010, 03:15:34 PM »
The cleaning demonstrating session is history for 2010.  I have just a few impressions that I want to make about it and Chucks' performance.

1.  Chuck was not in the least nervous.

2.  Despite what many of us think, Chuck's lovely wife Deb is not the one who actually does the electro work in the house with Chuck as the assistant and gofer.

3.  Finally, Chuck actually knows what he is doing when it comes to clean CI both with lye and his preferred method electro.  He even has a good handle on seasoning.  Remember Chuck, grapeseed oil, not olive oil.   ;D

Thanks Chuck for a great effort and explanation of the two best ways of clean that old CI.  
Have a great day!
Bryce

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