Spinning Wheel Plan... Our plan to build a spinning wheel is strictly for the wood-spinner, Though wool spinners seem to love the end result. This working spinning wheel demands a lot of lathe work to build.The big wheel is glued up in 4 sections and turned on the outer face plate. A wood lathe project for the ultimate wood turner. The main wheel measures 22" diameter. Overall size 22" x 30" x 38".