Using it is all another matter. I have never seen a spinning heel used by anybody, and had never seen a spinning wheel in reality before assembling this.
I tried to learn something watching some videos on the internet, but as anybody will imagine, moving from videos to reality is quite a jump.
Once I had my wheel mounted, I decided to try to start spinning. I have a book documenting what you should do, so I took a piece of blue wool, fixed it to the bobbin, and started to pedal.... nothing happened. Of course, it was now time to understand all about the break, so I made several attembts, until finally the piece of wool started to be wound around the bobbin when I let it loose. I was really happy, and decided to proceed now with my orange rowing. Well, to make it brief, it was a bit of a battle, but I finally succeded to at least make something happen!
Hey, OK, it's not much, but I'm so proud of myself! I suspect it will be overspun (it broke a couple of times); it is really uneven, but I had something happening.
I still have a lot to learn: for instance, any suggestion on how to organise the wool on the bobbin? I have made three sections, but shall I fill it in blocks, or I should try to move the doodads (what's the name of the sliding things that guide the thred?) back and forth every now and then? I guess i'll learn by trial and error, but all suggestions are more than welcome!