|Project by luv2learn||posted 05-04-2012 01:59 AM||21000 views||24 times favorited||14 comments|
This is another Matthais Wandel creation. I thought it would be a unique build with endless possibilities for creating cool designs as well as signs. My pattern letters are New Times Roman font. The font size is 637.8 or 6” tall for the capitol letters. I created the letters using Corel Draw software. I cut the letters out of 1/2” baltic birch and backed them with 1/4” tempered hardboard.
The letters are mounted and aligned on a 3/4”x 11” x52” letter sled. The sled moves horizontally in a dado track cut into the pantograph base. The letters are also kept in alignment by mounting them in a dado. Another dado holds the wooden cams which I use to put pressure on the letters to keep them from moving.
The pantograph can reproduce any design at either 1/2 or 1/3 scale. In this case I used the 1/2 scale setting to produce 3” letters. You can view more pictures of this build by clicking on the ””photobucket link
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green