The Turner Wheel box was conceived, designed
and made by Tom Turner, you are welcome to copy it. It is
pictured on Shimpo VL Whispers, I use one for throwing and one
for trimming. Initially the need was to contain porcelain
trimmings to keep them off the floor. This box also holds the
water bowl, keeps tools at a convenient position for the
thrower, protects trimmings from the contaminations on the
floor, and it also provides arm rests for certain procedures.
3/4 inch plywood for the base.
1x6 boards of your choice cut to shape. I glue and screw them
together and to the base.
metal collar to surround the wheel head bearings. I use aluminum
flashing cut to length and 3 inches wide, folded in half to
provide a 1 1/2 inch high collar. This is secured to the box.
About 6 coats of Urethane to form a great water proof skin
inside and out.
The wheel head is removed, the box put in place, holes drilled
so that they do not hit anything below, and bolts used to secure
the box to the wheel.