The spinning wheel is now together and it feels like it is working fine. I have started spinning a bit of Icelandic roving on it to test it.
It works for me. It is a bit different from the ladybug wheel I am learning on at the studio; single treadle, not double, and it is not as smooth - but a little oil may help that. Still very excited to have it and be able to practice. I foresee a lot of hats for Christmas presents, as the lumpy yarn won't matter to much, but I will get better with practice.