He's got as far as the bobbins and flyer, and he's cut out the wheel. He got some bits of metal piping etc for free as when he went to the builders merchants they were a bit entertained when they asked what he wanted parts for. He's made the actual wheel out of MDF
, which I'm not sure about myself - beggars can't be choosers but I don't know if it'll affect performance. It's keeping him occupied anyhow, but I hope it works!