Small Engraving Pantograph Tracer Duplicator or Construction Plans Not CNC

I've been looking for but not finding, a portable benchtop/table sized
pantograph machine primarily for engraving or manually milling small parts
from a pattern.
I probably wouldn't be needing a workpiece coverage of over 4x4", and not
particularly powerful.. something a Dremel or Foredom handpiece could
handle.
Materials will likely be limited to thin brass, aluminum, wood and plastic..
with maybe only 2 square inches of actual work area, and nothing as detailed
as circuit boards or complex large rosettes.
What I've found so far are router accessory add-ons for sign making, and
those would be overkill for the small parts I have in mind.
I don't want a CNC solution, just a manually positioned cutter which follows
the handheld stylus.. with the increase-decrease size feature of a
pantograph.
I've got high-speed motors and spindles so something more substantial than a
plastic toy would probably meet my purpose.
Thanks,
Reply to
Wild_Bill
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Reply to
Bob La Londe
Check your Yahoo mail.Sent you two plans.
Reply to
Steve W.
If you haven't already set your heart on building, how about one of these?
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I have one that's collecting dust. The spindle bearings are iffy, and I don't have as many accessories, but wouldn't expect to get $200. Maybe half that, or an interesting trade. Email me if you have any interest, or if you just want some pics of the construction details.
Reply to
Ned Simmons
Me?

Reply to
Bob La Londe
Nope, They should have went to WB if the address was correct. I can send you copies if you like.
Reply to
Steve W.
I didn't see them arrive Steve, but there is a munge in my address, the XSPAM part.
Apologies for your wasted time, but if you'd care to resend the plans, I'd be interested in seeing them.
Thanks,
Reply to
Wild_Bill
Got 'em now Steve.. thanks for resending them. They're really cool plans for two similar versions and although the fabrication materials used are wood, the same parts can be fabricated from common metal stock. There are a lot of choices for improvising various details.
Either of the projects would be suitable for making/duplicating small parts, and molds, which I hadn't considered. These plan sets would be perfect/completely adequate for what I had in mind.
Thank you, very much appreciated
Reply to
Wild_Bill
No problem. I built the carving pantograph one a few years ago. With good cutter bits you can do quite a lot of things. One thing to keep in mind is that the stylus shape means a lot. I made a few different ones following the shapes of the cutters used.
Reply to
Steve W.
I sent you 2 emails today, Bill. A quick reply in the AM, and some photos just now. Let me know here if you don't receive them.
Reply to
Ned Simmons

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