|Project by luv2learn||posted 05-30-2012 01:21 AM||16772 views||24 times favorited||16 comments|
Well, I abandoned the dual purpose 3D pantograph/1 to 1 duplicator even though it functioned O.K. in favor of a copy carver/1 to 1 duplicator. All I did is remove the 3D pantograph mechanism and build a copy carver mechanism using the same gantry framework to mount it in.
I chose to carve a hammer for my first copy carver project. It seemed appropriate since if it didn’t work as envisioned the hammer would be close at hand to make adjustments.
Photo 1 shows the carved hammer. It was a rough attempt but close enough to try again.
Photo 2 is an array of the basic parts before assembly.
Photo 3 is the counter weight assembly.
Photo 4 is the router mounted in its swivel housing.
Photo 5 is the stylus holder and friction lock to lock out the swivel function when I don’t want it.
Photo 6 is the completed copy carver assembly. I added the piece of plywood above the handle after I carved the hammer because I was getting some twisting action between the stylus and the router when carving.
Here is my “photobucket” link http://s1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii625/luv2learn3/Copy%20Carver/ with more detailed photos and descriptions for those of you who are interested. I am sure that this design will get tweaked further since I just can’t let well enough alone. Thanks for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green