Ok, I've been a bad blogger. Add vacation to work and family life and your blog suffers apparently.
After another 48 hours with oven cleaner on the pan.
It's pretty amazing. You leave raw iron sitting around and it gets a little rust color to it. I'll get to the seasoning soon and wrap up this project.
My hope is that soon I can show off some goodies out of this pan.
You can see that some of this crud just isn't coming off. Next up: the wire brush drill attachment!