Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by alrumich
07 Mar 2010, 20:13
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
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by alrumich
07 Mar 2010, 20:09
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
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by alrumich
05 Mar 2010, 08:34
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
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IcantRead wrote:Also i'll put up plans for an inexpensive good quality workbench plan if anyone is interested in building one.
That would be nice. I want to build one.
by alrumich
03 Mar 2010, 21:51
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
Views: 8701

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holy kerfection, batman, you did all that with a jigsaw? Here I was thinking "I'd love to fab like that if I had a tablesaw/woodshop"... Thanks :-) I took me much more time to adjust the guides than to make cuts... and yet only after first few cuts I kind of felt through how to work with this beast...
by alrumich
03 Mar 2010, 21:45
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
Views: 8701

Re: My first and second builds...

I do not have a workbench or any other working surface except for a floor in my basement. I wish I could have access to a table saw. My brother's got a table saw, but I've never needed it for my scanner project. My power miter saw has been able to handle everything I need. I see you're in Ann Arbor...
by alrumich
03 Mar 2010, 21:43
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
Views: 8701

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I like the cradle improvements. I think I need to do a full overhaul of my cradle, maybe this weekend. One suggestion, you may want to make the middle bar a little smaller. You only really need it as wide as the slide you are using. I think the bigger it gets the more in the way it is. You might be...
by alrumich
03 Mar 2010, 21:42
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
Views: 8701

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#2 :: As you can see, one half has a long "tongue," while another one has an extra plate, which makes an opening through which that tongue comes. I can adjust the width moving them apart or joining them together, yet the "tongue" goes into the opening tightly enough to keep both halves from sliding...
by alrumich
02 Mar 2010, 20:37
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
Views: 8701

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I saw the tongue; I didn't get that it fit snugly. I thought it was just a support for the book spine. I guess that's what you can do when you have more than a jigsaw and a drill as tools. :D Thanks. Actually, I only have a jigsaw and a drill. Moreover, I do not have a workbench or any other workin...
by alrumich
02 Mar 2010, 12:31
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
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Love the detached platen idea and the handle out of line of sight of the cameras. Is it light enough so lifting it 200 times is not an issue? On your second build, I don't see what keeps the two halves of the bookrest from sliding apart and letting the book fall open wider. #1 :: It is light enough...
by alrumich
02 Mar 2010, 11:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: My first and second builds...
Replies: 18
Views: 8701

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