I think I have educated my self enough with the threads I have read to make myself dangerous. I am attempting a full seasoning and restoration of my cast iron. I have a #3, #5, #8 (with lid), & # 10 skillets (all Lodge brand); and what appears to be a #8 Dutch Oven in real BAD shape. The 3 5 & 8 were wedding gift to my wife and I, 20 yrs ago. They were never properly seasoned. The # 10 was my mom and dads that I inherited; and to the best of my knowledge has only cooked cornbread for the last 40 years. It is slick as a baby's butt, but going to re-do it also.
I also have what I've been told is a very rare #14 Skillet with a cover that belonged to my great grandmother. If all goes well with the other seasonings then I may attempt it also.
This dutch oven is in pretty bad shape. Rust with black and silver paint. The bottom is pitted heavily. The picture below-right shows the pits...and some are about 1/8" deep. If this is not salvageable, some of you pros let me know. before I waste a lot of time with it. Thanks. And if any one has info about or how old it might be that would also be appreciated.