3-D router pantograph

This is my 3-D router pantograph. Unlike other router pantographs, this pantograph also controls the router's depth of cut. This is is achieved by tilting the whole pantograph back and forth as the follower moves up and down. The pantograph supports the router's weight and thus precisely controls its height.

Building the pantograph
Building a Dremel tool
mount for the pantograph

Projects with the pantograph
Template based inlay carving
Guitar inlay experiments
Carving 3-D letters
Carving rounded dice
Carving a violin scroll
Carving circles
Grave marker
Recessed drawer pulls
Carving zigzag
marble tracks
straight tracks
Cutting router spirals
Making wooden rings
Online stencil maker
Specifications Buy plans for the
3-D router pantograph

See the specs

Some reader built pantographs:

Tinnocker's Pantograph on lumberjocks.com

William's Pantograph on lumberjocks.com

Related projects:

Router copy carver for 1:1 scale routing
Pantorouter for carving wood joinery from templates
Plasma pantograph for cutting intricate shapes out of metal

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