Spinning wheel prices
I definitely applaud your attempt to make a wheel. I couldn't do it! Several years ago I raised a small flock of Romney sheep and did spinning. Have been away from it awhile and nearly sold my wheel (a Haldane wheel from Scotland that isn't made anymore) but after seeing the prices of new ones no way would I part with it. If your attempts to make one are unsuccessful, look for sales and save your money! My old wheel cost $150 and it was new. New ones are incredibly expensive.