I have seen a couple of hobby type pantographs demonstrated and whilst they "work", flimsy is the way I would describe them. I'm quite sure Kristin that you could make a more substantial copy of one that really will work. I get the impression that you're trying to squeeze more into each 24 hour period than me, and that's saying something! Doesn't it make for an interesting life where each new day is looked forward to.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus