I am fresh out of college and looking to start putting together a small studio space. And as a recent graduate, I have a really tight budget. I have been searching all over the internet for used wheels in pretty good condition for a fair price, but it seems like I am trying to find a needle in a hay stack. Most of my search results come up as children's toy pottery wheels! I have heard a good place to get used wheels is from public school auctions. But how do I find one? Are there any other good places to find used wheels?
I have a kick wheel I no longer use. It takes up a lot of space,but works great. It's a home built wheel that I bought several years ago from its builder in NY. he was an art school grad so knew what he was doing functionally with the design, but it is not pretty. A lot of 2 X 8 boards and bits and pieces, with carriage bolts to hold it together. I upgraded the seat, though. He was over 6 feet tall and my short legs wouldn't reach. so I took apart an office chair and mounted it on the frame. My knees can't do it any more so I got an electric wheel. It is in Delaware. I would give it to a new home, but it would have to be picked up. Also, when I took it apart I took photos at each stage, thinking they could be used to reassemble it. If nothing else the aluminum flywheel and wheel head are in excellent condition, very straight shaft and well balanced. I've been meaning to list it on Craig's but haven't yet. T hen I saw your plea!