Thanks. It may still need some tweaks. I bet as soon as I start using it something will pop up. I'll keep posing about my progress.you1 wrote:Wonderful "adjustable" cradle. I've been out of synch with the community; however, I've been brewing a different design, in which I also need to prototype to see if it is practical.alrumich wrote: #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 apart. Simple and effective. Although, of course, time will show how practical it is.
I love the diversity.
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
Built a scanner? Started to build a scanner? Record your progress here. Doesn't need to be a whole scanner - triggers and other parts are fine. Commercial scanners are fine too.
You might be right about the middle bar. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!IcantRead wrote: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.
Thanks a lot for the offer. I will keep it in mind.StevePoling wrote: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, if you can make it to Grand Rapids, you can use anything in my workshop.alrumich wrote: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.
Thanksdaniel_reetz wrote: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"...
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. I will keep updating. Hopefully, I will have it assembles by the end of the week. At least, it is the plan.
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YES good job on this build. Yeah Daniel, you don't need a good workshop to do wood working, it just makes it A LOT easier. I'll post something I did with a circular saw (in the social thread), that i am still amazed with. Also i'll put up plans for an inexpensive good quality workbench plan if anyone is interested in building one.daniel_reetz wrote: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"...alrumich wrote:Actually, I only have a jigsaw and a drill. Moreover, 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. Anyways, it is doable with a jigsaw, even though rather painful (and not only figuratively).