We've had lots of requests to see how we spin the metal for our black iron pans.
Netherton Foundry uses this process to make spun black iron frying pans, saucepans and woks.
A spun black iron frying pan is typically half the weight of a cast iron pan, but with similar cooking properties.
We like to use our cast iron for casserole dishes.
We make our kettles from spun aluminium which is then hard anodised.
Spinning a 10 inch black iron pan body
In this one minute video, first we see Carl hand spinning the rough pan body shape.
Then he edges the pan with a cutter to produce a smooth even rim.
This pan body may become a Prospector pan, a classic wooden handle frying pan, an oven safe pan or a compact 10 inch glamping model.
This metal spinning machine was built in the late 1930's by the lathe manufacturer, E.G.Wilson & Son, Birmingham.
It was restored for us back to working condition in 2017 and is now used again every day.
Netherton Foundry Blini Pan
In this short video we first see Mark showing off !
He starts by making a bowl and then turns it into a cone, by stretching and squeezing the metal.
Then we see the tooling for the spun iron Netherton Foundry 5" Blini pan.