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Homemade pantograph stylus

Old 03-10-2018, 12:25 PM
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My wonderful husband bought me a new Janome 1600P in February....a combination Valentines Day, Birthday and Wedding Anniversary gift. I put it on my Grace Sr2 quilting frame and fell in love with the stitching. But then I wanted a stylus to do small designs with and thought they were expensive so I asked if he could make one? Silly question to ask a retired mechanical engineer! Together we came up with this...and it really works! I bought the knitting needle and he supplied the metal and black hose that holds the needle upright. Cost a lot less than the $45 plus shipping the website wanted for a pantograph stylus.100_2270.jpg
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:55 PM
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oh that is great! sometimes husbands are very worth having around!!
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:02 PM
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Wow, lucky you! Very clever!
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​Well done!
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:04 PM
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I was looking at the Grace laser to add to my frame so I could do pantographs! This may work for me as well, Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:12 PM
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Whoa! I've got a mechanical engineer of my own. Must show him this. Thanks.

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Old 03-10-2018, 03:27 PM
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So clever. And what a savings.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:55 PM
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Lucky you. Looks great.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:48 PM
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Awesome! And if you wanted, you could replace the knitting needle with a laser pointer from the dollar store.
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