3D Router Pantograph

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Project by derrickparks57 posted 07-08-2015 11:59 PM 6325 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built from the plans purchased off of I purchased the Harbor Freight trim router to use in it, I’ve been wanting one for awhile and this gave me a reason to buy one. I stuck to the plans except I used pine for the whole thing whereas he calls for birch ply for most of it and maple for a few parts.

Finished building this a couple weeks ago but really hadn’t had a chance to play with it much. Today I copied the upper wheel out of my old cheap 8” bandsaw that I disassembled after it broke. Just used a scrap piece of plywood, copied the wheel at the 1/2 size setting, then resawed it on the new bandsaw. He also has plans for a 1:1 copier, that’s gonna be next on the list.

It is fun to play with and I find myself looking around the house and shop for things to copy.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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#1 posted 07-09-2015 12:18 AM

Looks great using pine. As long as it gets the job done.

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#2 posted 07-09-2015 04:20 AM

very cool!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 04:51 PM

Every woodworker’s dream. Nicely built.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-09-2015 07:22 PM

I have these plans! Bought them last year and never did anything with them. How long did it take to build?

-- Don, -

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#5 posted 07-10-2015 12:27 PM

About a week total, but I was only working on it for a couple hours each evening.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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