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Project by Grulgor posted 05-22-2019 05:33 AM 1944 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always wanted to be able to write into wood, but not just with a dremel by hand, because I knew from some experiences that this does not give a good result. So I remembered from childhood that pantographs were a cool thing to copy pictures and create your own ones.
Why not combining a dremel with such a pantograph mechanism. So I performed some internet research if someone out there had the same idea as I had, and found the great Matthias Wandel, who had even plans for the whole thing on his webpage. Great for me so I did not need to invent it by myself.
I downloaded his plans and built this dremel pantograph. I really love it and have used it uncountable times since its creation.

-- Bring back the magic into your life.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 05-22-2019 05:45 AM

Great work!....myself also made one…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Grulgor

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#2 posted 05-22-2019 09:20 AM

Thank you, Ivan.

-- Bring back the magic into your life.

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#3 posted 05-23-2019 04:07 PM

Very cool!

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#4 posted 05-25-2019 02:33 AM

Great build. I can see where you would use that allot

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 05-26-2019 02:21 PM

good

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#6 posted 06-13-2019 01:10 AM

I love this project. I had a commercial one maybe 35 years ago. I’ve always wanted to make one. Well done. Thanks for sharing

-- What I make is for others....How I make it is for me.

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#7 posted 04-07-2021 09:53 PM

I love it!! I need one because I am not steady doing lettering by hand!! What is the ration? 1:3 ?

Cheers, Jim

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

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Grulgor

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#8 posted 04-08-2021 05:15 AM



I love it!! I need one because I am not steady doing lettering by hand!! What is the ration? 1:3 ?

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

You can switch between 1:3 and 1:2 depending on which holes you choose for the rods.

-- Bring back the magic into your life.

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northwoodsman

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#9 posted 04-08-2021 01:23 PM

I built that exact same pantograph about 3 years ago. Never used it though, threw it in the trash a few months back because it was taking up space. It seemed like a good idea when I built it.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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Grulgor

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#10 posted 04-08-2021 01:59 PM



I built that exact same pantograph about 3 years ago. Never used it though, threw it in the trash a few months back because it was taking up space. It seemed like a good idea when I built it.

- northwoodsman

I completely understand your point. Every jig you build makes sense or is a total nonsense depending on your project portfolio. For me and my projects it was and still is a gamechanger.

-- Bring back the magic into your life.

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