I've just been reading this thread and love the final result of this build from Daniel's with improvements. I just experienced my 'first' scanner build today, and boy does it have alot left to be desired, as they say.
Well, made the cardboard wedges, just like Daniels instructions. (I'm low tech here due to lack of understanding what all you smarter guys do.
Anyhow, my tripod is way too large, so first off will need a smaller one. Also didn't have the perfect lamp (too small to arch properly), so adjustment and after adjustment, if you know what I mean, I got started.
Put a shroud around it, to keep out reflection and had to work under the shroud with lamp to turn the pages, and keep the camera in the viewfinder.
Let me just say, my back sure had a workout after 180 pictures ! whew But man to see those scans after, wow ! And under an hour for all of them too. Whoohoo!
Some of my pictures are skewed (which is dissapointing) and for postprocessing I'm using Graphic Converter as it seems to fit with most of what I am doing.
Rotate pages, clean up and go black and white. I have trimming to do too, but not sure I can fix the skew with GC.
Anyhow, long story short, I was wondering is it possible to buy one of these scanners made by Clem or Daniel ?
Just a basic unit with the electronics in place and proper lighting and camera mounts ? Maybe an display too, and just tabletop use.
I just would like a unit made of more than cardboard that can hold a setting so I don't get a crooked neck trying to do a set of scans.
I'm serious, I"d be willing to pay for a set up like this (well not that money is NO object) but just as I have no friends that are carpenters or any carpenters that are friends, it would be a big favor for me to a build from someone. ?
Am I just wishful thinking ?
If someone wants to contact me offlist for this, (not even sure how to do that LOL) but let me know.