I have been wanting to build my own potters wheel. It would need to be cheap to build. Very cheap.... I have looked at kick wheels and Leach wheels. They will not work in my situation. They are either too big or too heavy. I rent my home and these would not be good. I started looking at banding wheels. They are small enough that I could use them on a table etc. I have seen videos of them being successfully used as wheels. I will definately try the banding wheel, but I am also interested in a potters wheel. I had an idea tonight, and that was to use a record player/turntable, but I am not sure of the torque or the RPMs. I am interested in making small pieces. like mugs and small vases, etc. Please let me know what you think. Thank you.