Sector67 picked up a pottery wheel from Freecycle a few months back, it was basically a heavy table in someones garage for a number of years and in pretty rough condition.
After some more wire brushing and investing in a few quarts of oil based paints (and several days of multi-colored hands) it’s looking a little better and far more impervious to water:
We finally got a chance to break out the 50# boxes of clay and try throwing some clay:
Sometimes with varying success:
All in all, running a manual wheel is pretty fun, I can see where some people like an electric wheel, and despite all the technology running around the place I think this machine will stay firmly rooted in its old world ways 🙂