This pantograph will let you carve or engrave a picture into a medium such as glass, metal, or wood. You can also trace a carving and reproduce it. It uses a rotary tool such as a Dremel to carve. Think of it as an old fashioned 3d printer.
This pantograph can cost between $15-$50, depending on what kind of rotary tool you buy.
- 1 - 1"x4" by 10 foot pine board.
- 1 - 3/16"x36" metal rod
- 1 - Rotary tool (such as a Dremel).
- Router Speed control. If your rotary tool is not variable speed and it spins to fast, you will want to consider this. You can buy one for about $20 here. http://www.harborfreight.com/router-speed-control-43060.html.
- Hole saw 1" and 2" or depends on the size of your rotary tool. rotary tool.
- 3/16 drill bit
- Wood Clamps
- Nail Gun or Wood Glue
Time to build: 5 hours.