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loking for a device to enlarge a pattern by tracing it? Answered

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NobodyInParticular

9 years ago

A pantograph is nice for tracing an outline quickly, but it might be more than you need. If you want to greatly enlarge a pattern, the grid method is the way to go: You draw a small grid across your small image, a big grid across your big surface, and copy the shape you see in each small square to the corresponding big square.

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frollardfrollard

Answer 9 years ago

see attached image for the deadly easy version using cardboard and tacks.

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frollardfrollard

Answer 9 years ago


Same principle, but instead of a pen, you use a router to carve the pattern into wood. Skip to the last half to see it in use.