Fellow Buckeyes! I had a girlfriend from Cambridge when I was in school at Ohio State. And my wife (a different OSU girlfriend) once attended the Paul Bunyon Festival as a girl-scout leader. I recall that she was quite impressed by the bandsaw mills.
I’d be pleased to buy some raffle tickets, just let me know how.
Your machine reminded me of an antique human-powered lathe that I saw in St, Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands early this spring. I was touring a historic sugar plantation/mill, and there was an ancient woodworking shop in the basement of the manor house. The lathe was a two-man affair, as you can see in the pics below. It has a three-step wooden headstock pulley, and it appears that the axle of the big human-powered crank pulley was moved to different notches in it’s support frame for using the different pulley steps.
The woodshop also housed an antique treadle-powered wooden scroll saw. I didn’t take any pics of it, but it reputedly was used to make much of the architectural fretwork still gracing historic buildings in the nearby city of Frederiksted.