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Using a Pantograph


#1

I have a pantograph which I rarely use because I can’t get a steady line
tracing. What am I doing wrong? Is it just a matter of practise?

I have a great drawing of a dragon that I’d like to be able to reduce for making
into a piece of jewelry.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Dianne Karg
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
103125.1115@compuserve.com


#2

How big is the dragon?? . . Copy machines, blueprint companies for
reduction, . . . Photograph then enlarge/clean up, etc.
Jim
At 11:29 AM 10/21/96 EDT, you wrote:

I have a pantograph which I rarely use because I can’t get a steady line
tracing. What am I doing wrong? Is it just a matter of practise?

I have a great drawing of a dragon that I’d like to be able to reduce for
making


#3

Dianne Karg wrote:

I have a pantograph which I rarely use because I can’t get a steady line
tracing. What am I doing wrong?

Are you using a tracing pattern or following by hand (very tricky to do
well). You could get a magnesium or photopolymer pattern made at a print
shop, costs about $15.00 last time I had it done.

         Jeffrey Everett

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