The inspiration for this wheel is from The Dodec Spinning Wheel found on Ravelry. We used the original plans for the base with scrap lumber and simply changed the shape of the pieces. Rather than build the spoke wheel in the original Dodec plans, we used a cutting board and drilled holes with a hole saw and spade bit to lighten the wood.We then used cabinet knobs for the drive band and footman. I made the spindle with 2 wood toy wheels glued back to back with a dowel (like a drop spindle but using 2 wheels to make a pulley). This will be more in keeping with the "round" theme used in this wheel. I then made "bobbins" for the spindle with a straw, a yarn stopper and a document clip.
DIY Spinning Wheel