The RK-Whisper represents the next generation of potter’s wheels. Responsive, high torque at all speeds, powerful and quiet. Not just quiet, but QUIET! This wheel is by far the quietest on the market; you can actually throw and hear yourself think at the same time...
The exterior of the RK-Whisper resembles the RK-10, but that’s where the similarities end! This new wheel features a brushless DC motor and direct drive (no belt) system. The motor is electronically controlled and operated by a fixed foot pedal and hand lever. It’s reversible, and the steel body is durable under all conditions. A 12” wheel-head and two-piece splash pan are included as standard features.
Suggested Retail Price: $1,290.00
|RK-Whisper Potter's Wheel|
|Brushless DC Motor||Smooth, quiet, powerful, no maintenance|
|Electronic Controller||Maintains desired speed under all load conditions|
|Broad Speed Range||Allows optimum speed under all load conditions|
|Reversibility||Accommodates left and right hand users|
|Built-in Breaker||Motor is protected from overload|
|Fixed Foot Pedal w/ Hand Lever||Compact design saves space|
|Wheel-head Turns Freely At 0 RPM||Serves as a banding wheel|
|Two-piece Splash Pan w/ Built-in Table||Completes the package|
|RK-Whisper Potter's Wheel|
|Motor||½ HP, 400 W, AC 115V, 60 Hz|
|Drive System||Direct drive DC brushless motor|
|Speed Control||Fixed foot pedal with hand lever|
|Wheel-head Speed||0~250 rpm|
|Wheel-head||12" light alloy casting, drilled for bat pins|
|Dimensions||20 x 21 x 20"|
|Ship Weight||135 lbs.|
RK-Whisper Potter's Wheel data sheet
RK-Whisper Potter's Wheel manual
Hump Mold Throwing System
The New Hump Mold Throwing System fits any SHIMPO potter's wheels. Contact your local dealer to order.
7.5" Plaster Plate Hump Mold
7.5" Plaster Bowl Hump Mold
9" Plaster Plate Hump Mold for Wheel
Mold Hump Adapter Bat (Fits any SHIMPO Wheel)
Two-Piece Splash pan with ClipsFits
RK-Whisper and RK-10 models manufactured after 1981 and all Master Series wheels when fitted with a 12-inch Wheel-head. Both pieces of the splash pan remove quickly and easily for cleaning or when throwing larger ware. Shorter mounting bolts are required for use with our tables.
Part number: KRKC0205011 (23”L x 18” W x 5” H / 4.5 lbs.)
Suggested Retail Price: $88.00
One-Piece Splash Pans
Our one-piece pans come in two sizes: large and small. The splash pans attach under the wheel-head and do not require removal for cleaning due to their convenient drain plugs. Constructed of durable flex plastic, our one-piece splash pans resists cracking or breaking and clean easily.
SW-RKP-027 (ONE-PIECE SMALL)
Fits all Master Series (fitted with 12-inch wheel-head), RK-10 and some older RK-2 models. Our table may be used together with this pan as an accessory on wheels listed above (except the M-1 which does not fit a table). 17-1/2” dia. X 5” H, 4 lbs.
SW-RKP-027L (ONE-PIECE LARGE)
This pan fits all Master Series wheels except the M-1. 21-1/2” dia x 5” H, 4 lbs.
Small Work Table
Solid HDPE plastic work tables which quickly attach to the RK Whisper, RK-10 Basic and Super and older RK-2 models as well as Master Series models (except the M1). The smaller table adds approximately two square feet of surface space.
Part number: BPB00165-HW: 16" L x 21.5" W / 10 lbs.
Large Work Table
Solid HDPE plastic work tables which quickly attach to the RK Whisper, RK-10 Basic and Super and older RK-2 models as well as Master Series models (except the M1). The large table adds approximately four square feet of surface space.
Part number: BPB00160P-HW: 15" L x 44" W / 20 lbs.
SHIMPO Potter's Tools
Introducing traditional Japanese-style pottery tools. Use these traditional Japanese-style pottery tools to enhance your throwing skills and explore new possibilities on the potter's wheel. Chose from a variety of pottery tools that have been carefully selected for your wheel-throwing needs. Contact your local dealer to order
Contact SHIMPO for pricing (800) 237-7079
WonderBat by Rocky Mountain Wood Masters! Contact your local dealer to order.
14" Bat Adapter set with 6 square inserts
Additional Bat Adapter inserts
RK-Whisper potter's wheel video demo