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  1. Hi folks, it's been awhile. I've still been throwing pots and being a potter. Recently I made a leach style treadle wheel and I love it. It was made with less expensive materials, pine instead of hardwood, and a couple other decisions I made that kept cost down. I'm thinking I might be able to make a Leach style Treadle Wheel for about $1000, unfinished. Maybe $1200 painted. Do the wise sages of this ceramics board have any idea if there would be any sort of market for this? Here's my thought. I've always wanted one of these wheels, and my buddy came across some abandoned homemade versio
  2. Hi all, I picked up an old Pacifica wheel and have issues with the pedal, it works sporadically. Hoping that someone has a pedal for sale, the replacements from Laguna are pricey. Thanks!
  3. Hi, I've bought a second hand cromartie Millacron wheel which doesn't have huge amounts of torque a few weeks ago the wheel wouldn't spin. I put it on 2 bread boards and raised it an inch and it then worked. Now it's doing it even though raised. I've worked out after many hours of fiddling that it's the pedal needing to go down too low in order to engage the cone as it works while on its side. Please could anyone help- what do I need to do so the pedal doesn't need to be pushed so low? I'll be on stilts at this rate! Many thanks. I've a picture but can't work out how to post it.
  4. I have a working Brent wood kickwheel for sell. This was the first wheel I bought and used for many years. The bearings are all good and there's no wobble. I've recently developed SI joint problems, so I am not able to the wheel any longer. You will need to pick the wheel up, shipping not available. $125.
  5. Hello, I am looking at a used Brent ie wheel (1/4hp, centering capacity 75lb) that is a low price. <$200. I inspected the wheel with my limited knowledge. Wheel powers on and spins fine without noise at correct speeds that vary with pedal position. Great! However, I am able to stop the wheel with some effort using my hands when it is spinning at low-medium speed. Does this matter? Should I be able to totally stop the wheel from spinning with my hands? Can you diagnose this issue, suggest a likely fix? I have googled as much as I can. It seems the issue could be
  6. As a disabled veteran with many back issues, I am always aware of my body posture as it pertains to reducing the amount of pain I experience. I have started teaching introductory classes in the potter's wheel this year, and I tell my students to keep the back strait (bending at the hips); keep your feet flat on the ground, and your legs at 90 degrees at both the knees and hip. I have been looking for a diagram of the proper posture, but have been unable to find anything relating to this subject. So I am wondering if I am teaching this very vital aspect of working on the potter's wheel
  7. Hello! I am fairly new to throwing and have just bought my own wheel, a Rhode HMT 500. First few weeks of throwing everything was greet, but now whenever I throw directly on the wheel head I am getting this black substance that feels gritty. It’s actually really abrasive and hurts my hands after a while. I thought it may be residue from some more heavily grogged clay I was throwing, but I have cleaned and cleaned the wheel head. On a totally clean wheel, if I wet my finger and let it run over the wheel head I can see and feel this black gritty substance build up. Does anyone
  8. I have an Axner electric wheel. It's 15 years old, but I've only really used it in the last 2 months. It began making a whirring noise today. Followed troubleshooting guide that came with model and discerned that when wheel is on and in neutral, if I turn it by hand there is no noise. Troubleshooting guide suggests greasing bearings but provides no guidance on how to do this. Can anyone point me to a video or instructions?
  9. Looking to buy my first wheel for home (will be in my garage). I throw porcelain including larger platters/plates so I need a two part splash pan. I’m deciding between a Brent C or CXC or a Bailey ST-X or XL. I have used a Brent but not the Bailey. Considering the Bailey given the larger splash pan, trim guard attachment and the fact that it is a bit cheaper. But don’t want to be penny wise and pound foolish.... would love some feedback from those with experience on these wheels. Thanks!
  10. Hi all, I have recently purchased a Podmore wheel to find that the whole electrics system needs repairing! not ideal Everything else in the wheel seems in good condition and would be a shame to write the wheel off! My uncle fixes motorbikes and deals with electrics so had a look at it and got it working but then it stopped again. we figure that someone previously has done some soldering work on it and basically it needs a replacement electric system. I rang Potterycrafts who took over Podmore in 1982 and asked if it could be refurbished or if they sell the parts and they s
  11. Hi! I had just bought myself a used pottery wheel, a Thomas Stuart kick wheel just like in the image with the motor attachment and everything. When I originally picked it up the owner showed me how the motor worked, but as I am reassembling the wheel in my backyard I can't get the motor to work. Any help or suggestions would be super appreciated since I really know nothing about motors! Happy to take pictures or anything else. Thanks for reading, Noah
  12. Hi everyone! I have taken a few throwing classes and am in love. I really want to purchase a wheel, but I noticed they can go for quite a hefty price. Does anyone have any budget friendly wheels they can recommend? Greatly appreciate it :)
  13. I haven't used my Brent cxc for a few months. When I tried to turn it on today nothing happened . Is there any kind of reset button? Any ideas? It is 2 1/2 years old. thank you, Don
  14. Hi Everyone! i was wondering if it's possible to use a wheel on the second floor of our house? We have wooden floors and my boyfriend is concerned about the wheels vibrations/weight... Is this something you think will cause problems? Thanks, Caroline
  15. From the album: What I am up to

    One angle of my basement studio. It's not perfect but it works well.
  16. From the album: What I am up to

    Another view of my workspace. From this angle you can see the workbench that I built for my wife.
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