[Spit-project] Spit materials

Michael Gunter countgunthar at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 18 14:09:05 PDT 2007

>Most smiths will go with what the customer wants, unless it's
>downright silly/dangerous.

Ah, but you forget I get to come in as totally clueless. Ripe for
the picking for some evil unscrupulous blacksmith/welder/artisan.

>I wouldn't. Too many odd chemicals. Standard rec from most smiths I
>know is to either season it with oil, or to apply beeswax, if you need
>it to be food safe.

Good point on the chemicals, but I do wonder if some of the
special grill paints aren't fully checked about that.

>Wrought iron seasons too, btw.

I kind of wonder how to season a spit setup. It sure won't
fit in the oven. Maybe just rub it down with oil and then
cook on it. Long slow heat over several hours....

>When I build my final one, that's what I'll be building it out of, but
>for your purposes, I'd use seasoned mild steel and just plan on
>reseasoning it regularly.

I could do that. And that is another step in the right direction.

>Saint Phlip


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