Here I am, yet again, grinding the mold marks away and sanding (with non-aluminum-oxide sandpaper) the entirety of a new Lodge cast iron piece. Then I'll have to reseason with Crisco at 430F for 1.5 hrs, cool in oven, and season again a second time. Ugh. Such a long job.
I just don't like how Lodge's pieces are when bought. Very rough, in my opinion, being an ex grinder and machinist. But I am willing to do all this work for the price and quality they are sold for, especially for American made. I realize Lodge would have to up the selling price if they were to machine or sand them, etc. Although I do believe the grinder person could get the mold marks smoother and unnoticeable. Just my opinion.
Am I obsessive compulsive (I already know that answer, lol) or do any others do this?