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Old 06-13-2022, 05:25 PM
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Default Anyone ever engrave cast iron

Getting old and thinking of my passing. I and my wife will be cremated. I know, this is morbid, but Iím serious. Why have some Urn that is only good for setting in some box that nobody wants. My ashes will be spread in my lake. I donít have children.

My idea.

A cast iron pot with lid and pertinent info engraved and a saying such as

ď Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust. Your food will taste better cooked in my CrustĒ

Or something. That way, itís a useable item no matter who gets it.

I hate waste. Please donít steal my idea! Does that increase my carbon footprint
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Old 06-13-2022, 08:08 PM
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I love it!

A cast iron pot with lid and pertinent info engraved and a saying such as
“ Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust. Your food will taste better cooked in my Crust”
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Old 01-01-2023, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Anyone ever engrave cast iron

I've never engraved cast iron but I've milled and drilled a lot of it. Expect the metal to break out instead of cutting out. Loads of contaminates like casting sand. Voids. Post some pictures of your attempt if you have time. Best of luck.
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Old 01-02-2023, 12:15 PM
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Don't know if a horseshoe counts as cast iron but I've engraved several horseshoes and they engraved pretty well considering they were well used.
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:49 PM
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yes. it will respond to a graver. problem tho, it cuts crumbly. if you go too fast or force the cut a bit, the stuff may crumble a bit in front of the graver. not a good thing for crisp results. using a lube like kero will make the cut feel a bit smoother.
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Old 02-02-2023, 09:17 AM
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I think it will depend on whose pot you use. If you've ever noticed, those by Lodge, Griswold, and other high end ones are highly polished inside with no inclusions or roughness. Contrast that with those available to which are made in China, india, etc. They are rougher than a corncob. The ones that can hold a high polish would lend themselves to engraving.
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