Online museum of forgotten art supplies


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#2

I wasn’t around for this stuff, but love it. Page bookmarked. Thanks.


#3

I had (or HAVE!) most of this stuff! It all still works, too, except it usually requires operator skill.


#4

You can make a portrait of Alfred Bester? Sold!


#5

Pantograph would be perfect for 3d illustration (color or dual), I’d like to find/make one…


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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.


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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.


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The pantograph isn’t forgotten technology. It’s still being used sometimes to draw archaeological features.


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