My neighbor gave this but i'm not sure what its used for i know it for routering letters but have know clue how to set it up or even if it is all there.i use a pantograph for sign making but not sure what this is all about.sorry about the picture quality didn't realize the camera lens was steamed up a bit.
Could it be a device for using a router to douse for water, Todd?
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Todd, From the picture it has a pivot joint where the left arm joins the router base. The way I see it... It looks like a pantograph, where peg in the slot would slide as you use it allowing the pivot joint to change position. On the left arm there is an adjustable sharp peg that you stab into a base made of plywood, then as you move the stylis (at the end of the lower right rod) over your picture or letter the router would reduce the size as it cuts. The size would be determined by which peg hole the sharpened peg is in. I saw a pantograph similar to this demonstrated at a wood show sponsored by peachtree. OR... I could be WRONG!
My first thought was pantograph too and like Stick, I think I've seen it before. What's throwing me is the circle in the middle but I'm starting to think maybe a Dremel type machine attaches there which would make it more of an engraver?
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Last edited by Cherryville Chuck; 02-06-2015 at 05:45 PM.
I agree that something could be missing or it's not configured correctly. That cross-member wouldn’t be that long (to the right) if it was only a brace. It does look like a pantograph or engraver gizmo though.