I really prefer to build from reclaimed wood. Unfortunately, I chickened out from building the flywheel with it because of my limited access to tools. I probably would need a router and joiner which I fail to own at this time. That is one reason that I plan to paint the wheel since it will be built of new pine and not multi century old pine.
Here is a peek at my reclaimed stock. Thanks to my uncle for the supply.
I picked a few nice size planks and went to work on the lathe frame.
Well that it so far. Stay tuned for the next forum.