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Project by Bearpaw posted 01-22-2015 10:20 PM 3078 views 12 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I have said before, I enjoy making palm boxes. To spice them up, I made a pantograph to engrave the lids. To do this I have to have a pattern.

I can use my scroll saw to make most of my patterns, but if the pattern has a design where there is a part that solid is in the middle of the design, I cannot use the scroll saw. (well maybe, but not sure)

I used my trim router to make the musical note pattern (you can see that pattern in the picture of the pantograph) and the scroll saw for the cross pattern. The new pattern will have the letter P as part of the design. The center of the loop in the P is my problem.

About a month ago this project was on a Pinterest I received and I thought that it would work. I have not tried it on the pattern, but did test to see if it would work. This was originally a project in American Woodworker Magazine. Very little information and basic dimension, but workable. It must be since I was able to copy it.

By using my Dermal tool I will be able to use smaller bits to route out the pattern and this Dermal holder will give me greater control.

Now if the weather will warn up so I can get into the shop I will put it to work.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#1 posted 01-22-2015 11:02 PM

I’m impressed by the dremel router base!

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#2 posted 01-23-2015 03:51 AM

Now that is a nice setup. Soon as I get done with the 4 lifetimes of list of things to do I will get on it. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 01-23-2015 07:08 PM

That is really cool. I really like your take on it. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 01-24-2015 07:39 AM

This is dandy. I’ve seen this on Pinterest and have wanted to make one since I broke the store bought router base for my Dremel.


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#5 posted 07-02-2015 11:46 AM

That is really neat. Many years ago I bought a Dremel router base at Big Lots for $5 but it took a Dremel 6000 that I could never find so there it sits. I have a new Dremel and I have made a set up for my metal lathe to do grinding with it but this is a real slick idea for fine work in the wood shop. I will pursue one of these as well.

Thanks for posting!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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