Restored cast iron pie irons.
Today I spent several hours restoring some rusted up pie irons. It took me an hour for each one. However I am quite proud of how the came out. I should have taken pictures of the job for everyone to see. They were rusted pretty bad.
I went to hardware store and picked up a wire brush attachment that would work in my drill. I actually started out trying to use a hand powered wire brush and that would have taken years. Once I got them all shined up with wire brush I used hot water and steel wool to get remain rust off in the sink. I then quickly dried them off. With paper towels I lathered them up with lard. I then baked them in the oven on 250 for 2 hrs. The look brand spanking new now. Can't wait for camping to begin on Monday. We will be camping out all week, should be a good time.
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