Build a old fashioned rotary flywheel Pottery Kickwheel for about 100$
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
Using standard dimensional lumber (2x4) the build begins with the back and floor frame.
Step 2: Front frame and seat supports
adding the front frame and the seat supports
Step 3: The adjustable seat
the adjustabel seat is made of 2 (or 3) 2x4's attached with 7 inch peices of 2x4
Step 4: Adding frame peices
additiional peices are attached to the frame.
Step 5: Drawing out the flywheel
drawing the 31.5 inch disks from a peice of 8x4 plywood.
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
you will need to cut 2 31.5 inch disks from plywood. save all the scrap (see measured drawing)
use a circular saw to split the plywood into 2 4x4 sections, then cut the disks out with a jigsaw.
Step 7: Flywheel cuts
you should have 2 flywheel dosks and 4 half moon shaped peices of plywood.
(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
using constuction adhesive, glue the bricks t the bottom flywheel disks.
Step 9: Finishing the flywheel
using more constuction adhesive, glue the top of the flywheel down and weight down.
imusing a 1 inch hoe handle to aligh the disks while they are drying.
Step 10: Bolting the flywheel to the base
after temprarily removing the base boards, the flang bearing is attached to the flywheel with a 3 inch pipe nipple.
Step 11: Flywheel installation
the flywheel is slid into place and secured with screws
Step 12: Wheel head shaft and support
the wheel head shaft is a peice of 29 inch galvanized pipe. the 1 5/.16 pillow block is driven on, and secured with a top frame support