You should also send pictures of this restoration work, it sounds totally fascinating!
Hummm, for the church it's a work in progress, our small group Heritage Stanbridgeois was invited by a young man (24 or 25 year old) in charge of the choral at the church to take a look at what he find. Near the organ one night when he was waiting for the other members of the choral, he saw that the paint was peeling off the wall next to him... You know how kid are with pimple.... Today they have a pimple tomorrow you will be able to play with your kid truck in the crater they made playing with that pimple...
Without tailling anybody he start peeling the paint and discover the Fresco Secco under was intact... the overpaint is a cheap water base paint thin like a sheet of paper.
The challenge, the paint to be removed cover +/- 20,000 square feet, some of those Fresco have been paint on the ceilling and are +/- 50' above the ground. The reward, the last master piece done by Meloche (1893) he died in 1914 homeless after painting more then 40 churchs accross Canada and being a teacher of is art.
We are working on the funding of this project +/- 500,000$ the community (700 peoples) will not be able to pay for this project...We have to turn ourself to governement grant.... read, long process... to bad a master piece is buried under a cheap pastel paint.... Knowledge and avaibility of out of print books and old papers is the key to avoid this kind of situation... In 1973 if the dicision maker of the time know they own a master piece do you think they will accepted to let it cover with a pastel paint to the name of modernist ??????
Ok!!! if you still reading my Franco-English up to here, you realy have nothing to do or you hope that I will come up with something about book scanning.
Sure I will, otherwise Daniel or Rob have to delete my post, because it's of topic.
First I still work on my book scanner, I done all the correction that have to be done from the custom CNC cutting, this have nothing to do with the plan available here. The plan is perfect,it is just how people from the north read the plan or if you like it better the.dxf file.
I'm at the stage of painting right now. Since I have no experience in painting plywood I do some test, so far lacquer spray paint seem to do the best result with
stuff with glue in it like plywood otherwise you need a coat of good primer to achieve an even paint.
Just in case you're not following the thread from OG200, this guy do a wonderfull work to bring us the capture software call ScanManager. This app. is the next big thing in the world of DIY scanning.
Here's the link:http://www.diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2520
See you guy's .... Next post, less text more photos...