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ID Help / Acorn marked Scotch Bowl
« Last post by Scott Price on May 16, 2021, 09:41:59 PM »
Found last Oct 2021 in Vermont. Smallest Scotch Bowl I've come across. Ears are a little higher on this one.
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Cleaning and Restoration / Re: Castaloy for cracks?
« Last post by Cheryl Watson on May 16, 2021, 08:36:48 PM »
What Russell stated above.  :smiley:

And only heat to 500 ??? until it liquifies?  Heck I season my CI at 500   

I would also have major concern regarding 'food' safe issues.........

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Cleaning and Restoration / Re: Castaloy for cracks?
« Last post by Duke Gilleland on May 16, 2021, 02:06:40 PM »
 :scratchchin: Hot Shot J B Weld.
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Cleaning and Restoration / Re: Castaloy for cracks?
« Last post by Russell Ware on May 16, 2021, 01:12:20 PM »
There is aluminum in it. Aluminum is degraded by lye. I guess as long as you don't put the piece in a lye bath to clean it, the repair might hold. I didn't see the words specifically denoting FOOD GRADE on the website. I see more drawbacks than anything positive to convince me to use it. Take a lesson learned on a cracked piece of iron. Find an alternative use for it, and find an integral piece to replace it. It will last longer than a repaired piece and be safer to use in the long term.
Who knows what is in the flux either. How acidic is it? Will it etch the iron you are repairing? What residue will it leave behind?
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Cleaning and Restoration / Re: Castaloy for cracks?
« Last post by Greg Stahl on May 16, 2021, 06:47:26 AM »
never heard of it.
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Cleaning and Restoration / Castaloy for cracks?
« Last post by Rob Di Stasio on May 13, 2021, 11:05:17 AM »
I was surprised a search turned up no hits for this, Castaloy rods to repair cracks.

Seems straight forward, heat with torch to 500˚+, use flux and rod melts into crack.

Does anyone have experience with this?


thanks,

 Rob
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General Information / Re: Scanlan & Co kettle info needed
« Last post by Russell Ware on May 12, 2021, 04:52:13 PM »
Cast Iron that has not been restored is pretty much going for what someone is willing to pay. Proper restoration will usually bring a better price. Without restoration, one never knows what possible damage lies under the years of use and/or neglect.
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General Information / Re: Scanlan & Co kettle info needed
« Last post by Jay Walton on May 12, 2021, 11:49:30 AM »
Cheryl,

Duly noted.

I think my Mom would like to know if there's any value to it without restoration - is there any way to determine that ... or would it simply be what a person is willing to pay.

Thanks again, Cheryl.
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General Information / Re: John Wright Pan
« Last post by Dwayne Henson on May 09, 2021, 11:03:52 PM »
FB Messenger'd John Wright Company.

"It's been a long time, but we think it was a Native American Thunderbird symbol."
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