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Pole lathe

The pole lathe was worked by a foot pedal with ropes and pulleys.
The turn motion was reciprocating so cutting could only be done
when the work piece was turning towards the operator. It is amazing
what fine pieces were produced in such a slow tedious manner.
True craftsmanship.

Canon EOS 7D
1/500s f/5.6 at 61.0mm iso100 full exif

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