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My apologies if this is in the wrong section of the forum.

 

I bought an old house which has a used pottery wheel in the attic - see below pics.  Any ideas what it would be worth and were the best place to sell it would be?

 

I have to admit i have no idea about pottery and just want to get rid of the wheel without throwing it out.post-63824-0-46393400-1402755881_thumb.jpgpost-63824-0-31963000-1402755882_thumb.jpgpost-63824-0-14333600-1402755883_thumb.jpg

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Friendly reminder ... buying and selling of things is not allowed on this forum. It is ok to discuss value, and where to sell it.

 

I would recommend posting it to the PotterBarter yahoo group, and your local Craigslist. And I agree that it should be free to anyone who will remove it from the attic.

 

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it looks just like the one in the plans shown in a 1972 or so book by Charles counts.  it looks well made.  there is a way to mount a motor on it so the ad might mention all that.,  "Potters vintage kick wheel, can be motor driven when altered, heavy flywheel, large wheelhead, measurements    wide,     deep,    high.  access to attic available for your laborers.  call58585858585."

 

you do not have a location listed, is there a school nearby?  a supply house, wholesaler?

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Looks to me like the flywheel is sectioned... it might be possible to disassemble it and carry the four sections separately.

 

I have a search tool running on Craigslist to notify me of pottery equipment, and I've seen a few kickwheels (spring cleaning is always the time to look for Craigslist bargains on pottery equipment)... people asking significant money ($200+) for kickwheels, even good commercial models, aren't moving them.  They post them over and over, with the price coming down each time.

 

A home-built wheel in good working condition could be worth $100 to the right person... finding that person depends on the balance of how quickly you want it gone against your desire to get something for it.

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30+ years ago I bought a used Amaco motorized kick. I paid $125 dollars for it. If I were looking, I probably would skip over this wheel. My Amaco is now in the basement, it took my taking off the wheel head and my son to get it down there. Now it will be someone elses problem to get it out. :rolleyes:

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I think a college student might go for it if it is affordable enough. If you are lucky enough to snag a nicely muscled newbie potter they could help wrestle it out of the attic.

 

There is a gallery round here that has a kick wheel sitting outside, the owner at one time thought he might like to learn but having gave it up and the thing so heavy to move it sits and on some saturdays a local potter comes and gives demos on it while trying to sell their work out front of the store.

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ya know if you can get it down in sections (it might not be safe to work on something so heavy in the attic) you might just give it a go before you get rid of it. Youtube is loaded with beginning how to wheel throwing videos and a 25lb sleeve of clay should be about $10-$12. If you practice enough to be able to center a pound of clay and open it up then you may find it to be a really fun and relaxing way to kill a few hours here and there. Although frustrating at first it  is fun once you master a few of the basics.  

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In the last year, I had to big wheels from my classroom, one kick, one treadle, that I essentially just gave away. They took up space, were showing their age and were generally more of a hinderance than anything. I looked into selling them, but finding anyone, willing to buy them, proved difficult and time-consuming.

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