Tristan Godwin, a blacksmith, is shown in this video demonstrating the process of making carbon steel skillets and cookware. He explains that blacksmithing is more than just making knives, and that 90% of the work involves heating and shaping metal using a hammer. The steel used is 12 gauge mild carbon steel, which is malleable and perfect for cooking as it holds seasoning well. Godwin uses a plasma cutter to cut out the steel and a hydraulic press to form it into the desired shapes. The finished products, including a 10 inch round skillet and a hybrid pan, are durable and can be used for a lifetime, making them heritage items that can be passed down through generations. Godwin aims to create high-quality, long-lasting cookware that replaces the need for multiple pans in a kitchen.
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