One of my friends working my foot-powered lathe in front of our booth at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. It uses a bow instead of a spring pole. The metal bow was a spring that was scavenged from an antique baby buggy. I originally tied the cord directly to the bow string, but the bow was too stiff for me to work with for very long, so I added a pulley to the bow string following an example portrayed in one of Roy Underhill's wood wright's books.
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