Wheels in motion

potter road

Plans for a new Leech Kick wheel. I have been toying with the idea of building a Leech kick wheel for sometime now! I had the detail plans for the wheel sent to me by Simon Leech from his website some time during the start of summer. But as with all things its not as easy as it looks to get these projects in motion. For example i am going to have to cannibalize my present kick wheel to keep the costs down. One of the reasons for this is the cost of the wheel head, which i have seen advertised at over one hundred and fifty pounds! At the moment i am getting costing for the joinery work  and the metal work via my local engineering works. As soon as i get these costings i will post them as i not found any such information on any pottery web sites. Hopefully it will be of some use to anyone wanting to attempt building their own kick wheel. Here is one of the drawing plans of the kick wheel close up. I will when i get all the costing and pictures do a page on my blog covering this in detail.

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