After a lot of searching on the internt, I could not find a decent drawing of a console style kickwheel for making pottery. so I made one. Measured drawings included...
Step 1: Building the Base Frame and Seatposts
Step 2: Front Frame and Seat Supports
Step 3: The Adjustable Seat
Step 4: Adding Frame Peices
Step 5: Drawing Out the Flywheel
this is a cheap trick, fit you have a center hole drilled, just poke a hole in a peice of cardboard , measure out the radius, poke another hole there, and use it like a disposable compass
Step 6: Cutting the Flywheel Top and Bottom
use a circular saw to split the plywood into 2 4x4 sections, then cut the disks out with a jigsaw.
Step 7: Flywheel Cuts
(only one shown)
drill a 1 in hole on the center of the disks, and attach the 1in floor flanges to the disks.
Step 8: Weighting the Flywheel
Step 9: Finishing the Flywheel
imusing a 1 inch hoe handle to aligh the disks while they are drying.
Step 10: Bolting the Flywheel to the Base
Step 11: Flywheel Installation
Step 12: Wheel Head Shaft and Support
Step 13: Completing the Wheel
the wheel head is another 10 inch disk cut from the same sheet of plywood. alternatovle, you could but a ready made aluminium disk, or use a cake pan full of plaster...
Step 14: Moose and the Infernal Machine
nothing left but painting...
Step 15: Measured Drawings
if you have any questions ytou can contact me on facebook at Moosestudiospottery