susan wolf projects

Pantograph drawings


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A pantograph is an old school, archaic device that allows you to trace an image and enlarge it. It looks like 4 wooden rulers attached in a janky sort of way that creates a square or rectangle. One of the 4 points is anchored while another point traces relaying the dimensions to a 3rd point with a 2.0 lead that transfers the original larger or smaller depending upon how you have it set up. A fourth point is set to float at the correct height to steady the device without making a mark. I sometimes rig it so the tracing point is also making a mark. The drawings in progress look like this:


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