Replacing the Wood Handle On My Favorite Cast-Iron Skillet

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

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Won't the wood handle burn in the oven? I bake my cornbread at 450.
  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here it is:


    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

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Maple is a good one!

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

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2011
    burnley, UK
    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

    Jan 27, 2009
    I would think that oak would work well.
  8. Dmacc502

    Dmacc502 New Egg

    Jan 15, 2013
    Dothan, Al.
    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. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you. I never thought of that.

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