Lets talk pottery.
Made a pottery wheel. made a kick wheel design. used a cars spare tire for the wheel, made a hub out of plywood, used flange bearing to hold the shaft, plywood for the wheel head.
share your pottery tips ITT
Id get into pottery if i lived somewhere I could sauce clay for cheap. But paying 45 dollars for like 20lbs of clay when all they did was scoop it out with truck and send it off to have a machine remove the plant matter and upcharge it in price is bull.
TLDR not gonna pay money for dirt.
The problem is. I live in one of those places where clay just does not exist. Its just white sand, sandstone bedrock, decaying leaf matter. And decayed muck. Its called centeral florida and it fucking sucks.
>if it slows down to quick, i'll fill it with sand or water
are you fucking retarded? Water spinning around a hollow torus?
Sand will be better. But it will be nowhere as effective as a proper kick wheel.
Assuming you fill the tire with concrete versus a 44" disk of it, the disk will have 13 times the moment of inertia. Also, use the highest quality bearings you can get your hands on. They really do make a difference
That being said: I AM in fact talking from personal experience. I made a potteey wheel for my ex and did try an old tire at first. Even getting it at full speed full of sand you could barely get any work done on it.
Nice, I bought two on eBay for $167.00 and sold the shitty one for $375.00 on craigslist.