#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, September 18th, 2013 17:40
#2 By: IMB, September 18th, 2013 18:27
I wasn't around for this stuff, but love it. Page bookmarked. Thanks.
#3 By: BobKnetzger, September 18th, 2013 19:32
I had (or HAVE!) most of this stuff! It all still works, too, except it usually requires operator skill.
#4 By: pjcamp, September 18th, 2013 21:59
You can make a portrait of Alfred Bester? Sold!
#5 By: Gordon Klock, September 18th, 2013 22:49
Pantograph would be perfect for 3d illustration (color or dual), I'd like to find/make one...
#6 By: David, September 19th, 2013 00:52
You can still buy many of these in specialty stores, though not always art supply stores. For example, Rockler's version of the pantograph is mainly sold in woodworking shops.
#7 By: John Ridley, September 19th, 2013 08:16
A few years ago, the minister at our church wanted to make a manger scene with silhouette cutouts. She had paper templates but they were about half the size she wanted. I immediately thought to scan and print bigger, but they were already 2 or 3 feet across so scanning would be tough, I could photograph them, but then I'd have to print something 4 to 6 feet across in sections, which would be tedious.
I just got some 1x2s out of the garage and shot them together with drywall screws to make a quick pantograph. It did the job nicely and faster than scanning, printing and taping.
#8 By: Numfar, September 20th, 2013 07:55
The pantograph isn't forgotten technology. It's still being used sometimes to draw archaeological features.
#9 By: Mark Frauenfelder, September 23rd, 2013 17:40
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