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Replacing the Wood Handle On My Favorite Cast-Iron Skillet

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by OldGuy43, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. I inherited an old cast-iron skillet that is just the right size for baking corn bread. I really like it, but have one problem. The wooden handle is finally falling apart. Can anyone suggest what kind of wood I should use?
     

  2. If you know someone with woodworking skills/tools I would suggest hard rock maple.

    Can you post a photo of that old beauty ??
     
  3. KenK

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    Jan 23, 2011
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    Won't the wood handle burn in the oven? I bake my cornbread at 450.
     
  4. Here it is:

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    The Original wood handle lasted a long time (I have no idea how many years) and that included cooking over an open fire. That's why I'm as asking. I have no idea what kind of wood it was so I'm asking for suggestions.
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Maple is a good one!

    Do a search for the best woods for in oven use.
     
  6. h4ppy-chris

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    i would use a hammer shaft cut to length then drill a hole down the center [​IMG]
     
  7. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I would think that oak would work well.
     

  8. Dmacc502

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    I know this is an old post, but if you're like me, you're still using that skillet with the broken handle. I have the same problem and found a solution. Check Ebay for "vintage pans". You will find all sorts of old pans for $5.00 or less, just for the wooden handle.[​IMG]
     
  9. Thank you. I never thought of that.
     

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