|Project by EMVarona||posted 07-08-2011 07:56 AM||12758 views||24 times favorited||15 comments|
When I first saw the router pantograph in one website, I thought it would be interesting to make with inexpensive materials. As you can see in the photos, the only expensive part is the router. As in my other projects, I used shelving hardware, 3/4 plyboard strips and some screws. The shorter shelving hardware is 19.5 in. and the longer one is 39 in. The plyboard strip is 18 in. long and the distance between holes is 16 in. The router tray is also 18 in. long with holes 16 in. apart. No new holes were drilled in the shelving hardware since the original holes are spaced just right. The fonts were printed out from a computer. I selected the trial fonts that do not have too sharp angles. Sharp angles and bends do not reproduce well. The trial reduction setting is 50%. The router tray rests flat on the workpiece. I intend to make improvements as I gain more experience in using it. The height of each pivot point as well as the stylus is leveled with the router tray when set flat on the work piece.
-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."