It's always been sort of a quirky little goal of mine to build my own wheelset. I cannot see where I would save any money doing so, however. For example these wheels:
Handspun 36's - $112, and the rear is a few dollars more $122 = $234.
But, adding up the individual pieces:
Rims: $47 * 2 = $94
Hubs: $27 (F) + $48(R) = $75
$5 difference, could be even more depending on where it's bought from. Is it even worth it to build your own wheels now? I'd like to do it, but the cost thing is a hangup for me. I already have a truing stand, dish tool etc.