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I'm very pleased with the results of a little restoration project I just completed on a frying pan I found amid some of my dad's junk. It is a beautiful older Le Creuset omelet pan from the days before they coated the cast iron with enamel. It had a nasty burned-on mess in it that defied all my efforts at scrubbing, in spite of the pride I take in my ability to solve such problems with elbow grease. Knowing there are people out there who have restored cast iron in far rougher shape than this, I took to the Google, and learned spray on oven cleaner can help in such situations, and sure enough, a couple of applications got me down to basically bare metal. It was then a simple matter to unscrew the wooden handle, which I worked on cleaning up while the cast iron re-seasoned in the oven. I now have an as good as new omelet pan for my effort, or arguably better than new, since the non-stick properties of cast iron cookware improve with the addition of a little patina, and this pan seems to fall into the category of "they don't make them like that anymore."

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14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2012, 14:44 Stanly Manly
 
nin wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 11:14:
LL Cool J leaves intruder with broken bones.

Was reading about this last night, and "Momma Said Knock You Out" instantly popped into my head...


Hah.

However, apparently the intruder was 56 years old,unarmed, and entered through an unlocked door. Don't get me wrong, here. Anyone breaking into my house will find themselves at the business end of a shotgun, but this seems like it will come back and bite LL. This doesn't seem like subduing an intruder, as much as violently beating the holy shit out of a near senior citizen who probably has a drug problem, mental health problem, or both.

The intruder is a convicted petty thief, and certainly deserves to be punished for his crime, but I just get the feeling that the intruder is the victim of aggravated assault in this case. I sincerely doubt he tried to do anything other than give up or run away once confronted.

 
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