Intro: Country Pottery Kickwheel
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
Step 13: Completing the Wheel
more freame peices are cut, the leftover plywood is fit into place to secure the console.
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
A very tired moose relaxes with his new construction
nothing left but painting...
Step 15: Measured Drawings
this is a set of ikea style measued drawing and material list.
if you have any questions ytou can contact me on facebook at Moosestudiospottery
Step 16: Measured Drawings
the following include the build drawings.