"Cast iron pieces are made in a sand MOLD and that mold is made by packing special casting sand around a PATTERN. Each piece of iron has to have its own mold as the mold is a one-time-use thing which is destroyed in order to remove the piece cast in it. In order to make enough molds a foundry might have to have several or more patterns for popular, high production pieces."
Last week I went to North Dakota with Laurence. While we were there we went to a pawn shop and picked up this little gem. Note the name.... it was obviously meant to be mine! People just think it stands for Sidney, Ohio
Trust me it was definately a diamond in the rough..... more like COAL! (My only regret is that I didn't take a picture of it when I first bought it.)
I could not believe how gungy and icky the pan was. I scraped and boiled it, then I boiled and scraped it, then scraped and boiled..... then I took the wire brush on Laurence's drill to it. Did I mention the steel wool time I put in?
I reseasoned it and it is ready to go!!
Anyway I am so tickled with the way it turned out! It is the exact size of cast iron skillet that I needed!! Yeah me!! I'm feeling pretty lucky!