Does anyone have any information or ideas on making a parallellagram style of manual tracer/copier for a plasma setup. I can't afford a CNC table but want the ability to trace a template and then have it scaled for the tourch thru a set of articulating arms. Seems I remember a set of adjustable linkages that articulated so one end follows the other but can't think of the name for the life of me. All I can think of is the spring loaded boxing gloves in cartoons. This is something I want to make with adjustment so on one side can be traced and the other side can be scaled for the plasma gun to cut out 2x size (or 1/2 size). I will figure out how to turn on the gun etc. just need help with the linkages.
Thanks in advance.
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Thread: Plasma tracer/copier
12-22-2009, 08:30 AM #1Junior Member
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12-22-2009, 08:32 AM #2
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12-22-2009, 09:16 AM #3
Victor Panograph Machine
Hey my dad and I took a o/a panograph and hook a plasma torch in it then wired the torch with a remote switch to turn on plasma torch inside the mach. If you want to see a Panograph mach go to page 2 on welding projects look for (Victor Panograph Machine ) By Vernon
03-28-2013, 10:56 AM #4Junior Member
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Plasma Tracer - Copier - Duplicator
You can buy plasma pantograph plans for 20 bucks at
It's simple easy to make. 1:1 Duplication
video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcaiR...ature=youtu.be
Its really cool. Just trace what you want to cut. Free hand or by using template.
When using a template your copy is the exact same size as what you traced.
Last edited by fix-er-up; 04-12-2013 at 09:23 AM.
04-11-2013, 01:01 AM #5Junior Member
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Here is a link to a tracer for sale, complete or kit form and they have a pdf with detailed plans.
Video and details.
Link to pdf.