Its belt driven and can work outside the frame, so you turn conventionaly and outside for larger items like bowls or plates etc. I dare say that with a little thought you could adapt the tool rest to allow basic metal turning in soft metals...mild steel, brass or aluminium?
I also have a full of set of quality turning tools, as well as some I made myself, like gouges and broad scrapers etc...
Im looking to swap for a basic bow, an old WildCat or something along those lines. Nothing expensive just a basic crossbow I can experiment on in the workshop?
Im happy to take pics if theres any interest.