I take my wooden handles off when seasoning, just as directed above. Just turn the eye bolt. Btw, what is nice about those compared to lodge cast iron skillet is the longer handle allows you to flip things in the pan more easily. I rarely use any utensils when I fry stuff in mine.
18.5" WSM, Hasty-Bake Suburban, OTG 22.5", "Antonio" Bandera, Mini WSM