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

glass platen construction

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glass platen construction

Post by bokks » 16 Dec 2019, 16:26

Hi All,

Can someone help me understand what these parts marked are called in the picture attached so that i can get it to build it on my own?

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Re: glass platen construction

Post by dpc » 16 Dec 2019, 21:45

Get a glass door pivot hinge and mount it on the side edge (rather than the back edge like in the photo). Glass Door Pivot Hinge


Those brackets look similar to a shelf bracket, but most shelf brackets don't have a long slot for the screws into the wooden shelf. They are probably custom made for this application. You could try to make them from some angle, or what I'd do is slip a roller bearing on the hinges' pins and cut a dado groove into a piece of hardwood mounted vertically off the base and let the bearing ride in that slot.

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Re: glass platen construction

Post by bokks » 17 Dec 2019, 03:47

Thanks dpc. I will have a look. This is another picture when the glass platen is opened.
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Re: glass platen construction

Post by dpc » 17 Dec 2019, 18:44

Thanks.

More info here, in case anyone is curious: Kaiser Book Copy Easel

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