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 3: The adjustable seat
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.