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I'm new to the world of router duplicators. I have worked in the Graphics Industry for 20yrs. I want to make Wooden Signs and Duplicate Decoys. I don't want to operate a CNC Router or spend the money to buy one. I have looked at Radarcarve, Terrco and Gemini duplicators to buy. I have done a fair amount of metal working (building a couple of Hot Rods) and I have built a few raised panel cabinets. It
doesn't appear that it would take to much to build a duplicator... Steel shafts, linear bearings with housings, and shafts supports and you pretty much have it. I know I can purchase these items at Bearing Inc or McMaster-Carr. Has anyone else built
there own duplicator? Do you have pictures. I also see where Terrco has templates for lettering. Please advise Pros & Cons Thanks, J
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Here's one I'm considering. Copy Carver the woodcarvers copy machine
With your metalworking back ground, it would be a snap for you to build.

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Never built one, but have seen some simple designs online.
There's a couple at this forum.
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/th...tor-67752.html
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Hi J

You can pickup the router duplicator like the one below ,off eBay for about 50.oo to 80.oo, it's for the smaller items but you can use the most of parts and make a bigger one if your want to..

Just a note ,,,many ask how to make bigger letters for the signs, this is just one more way..

Sears Craftsman Router-Recreator
Model # 113.251890

http://cgi.ebay.com/Craftsman-Router...item4cf30a0daa

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...000?pathTaken=

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Hi
I'm new to the world of router duplicators. I have worked in the Graphics Industry for 20yrs. I want to make Wooden Signs and Duplicate Decoys. I don't want to operate a CNC Router or spend the money to buy one. I have looked at Radarcarve, Terrco and Gemini duplicators to buy. I have done a fair amount of metal working (building a couple of Hot Rods) and I have built a few raised panel cabinets. It
doesn't appear that it would take to much to build a duplicator... Steel shafts, linear bearings with housings, and shafts supports and you pretty much have it. I know I can purchase these items at Bearing Inc or McMaster-Carr. Has anyone else built
there own duplicator? Do you have pictures. I also see where Terrco has templates for lettering. Please advise Pros & Cons Thanks, J


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Go to youtube and type in router copy carver. There are many home made designs and neat ideas from other craftsman and manufactures. You may see the design that will work best for what you want to do.
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Thanks for the craftman pictures and info. Wonder why they stopped making it? I purchased 16 & 20mm linear and linear rotary bearing, 60" shafts, housing and supports.
I paid $ 351.00 for all of it including frt. from CA to OH. VXB Bearings Cheapest place I could find. I will be able to do signs 2 ft. X 4 1/2 ft. and duplicate Gun Stocks and Decoys. I'm pretty excited. I figure I'm going to end up having 400 to $ 450.00 in my
machine without the router. dog_7777 I'm going to try to do some put together plans
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Your Welcome good luck with yours.
I don't know why
But you can find kits/plans for them all over eBay (the big ones) and some that sale them complete without a router..

I had one many years ago that had 4 routers on it but it took 1/2 garage up.

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Thanks for the craftman pictures and info. Wonder why they stopped making it? I purchased 16 & 20mm linear and linear rotary bearing, 60" shafts, housing and supports.
I paid $ 351.00 for all of it including frt. from CA to OH. VXB Bearings Cheapest place I could find. I will be able to do signs 2 ft. X 4 1/2 ft. and duplicate Gun Stocks and Decoys. I'm pretty excited. I figure I'm going to end up having 400 to $ 450.00 in my
machine without the router. dog_7777 I'm going to try to do some put together plans
with pictures.



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I know there are duplicating machine out there that are being sold without the router. The best I found was still $ 750.00 and it wasn't as large as what I'm building. 54" X 27"
of cutting area. I'm saving $300.00. I would like to see any this size for around $450.00
My side rails are 20mm shaft and the center shaft is 16mm with two linear bearings on each shaft. Jim
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