Router pantograph templates. But i polished the end of my follower rod and it slid well enough on the paper without tearing. For my first lettering test i just traced along a paper template with the stylus. Milescraft 1298 3d pantograph router stencil tracing jig using a variety of router bits you can create carvings from 2d templates andor 3d models with the milescraft pantograph.
Carve intricately designed letters numbers and drawings into wood using your router and the pantograph stencil tracing kit. I cut the template out of 15mm plywood on the scroll saw and installed a v bit in the router. With half the weight of the router on the stylus i was worried that it might tear the paper.
The milescraft 1298 stencil tracing jig for your router allows you to carve any font or line drawing you can imagine and print onto standard paper. Five horizontal templates can make 1 15 2 25 and 3 mortise and tenon. But the nature of that sort of arrangement greatly limits the details that can be achieved.
So that got me itching to build a pantograph but not until after i completed the urn. Find best value and selection for your router pantograph letter template set templates search on ebay. Tem set is a set of seven mortise and tenon templates.
The router and template is as close as i get to high tech duplication. This handy device lets you trace anything from a printed template and it will mimic your motion to produce identical grooves in your workpiece. In this video i show how i cut out a template for my router pantograph.
However using a pantograph to scale and offset the template away from the workpiece gets around these limits. It was slow going i had to be careful to stay on the lines. Two vertical templates can make 15 and 25 mortise and tenon.
Can do is to make inlays using templates.