BroJamesThis is a "discussion" forum and not a forum that warrants and represents that you will find spoon feeding information. But still, there are lots of helpful "spoon-fed" information out there and quite a number of people have built their working dtgs out of these info. Some are not even the DIY type of guy but manage to build a working dtg in just a few days - out of information found here.
We went through the building process with a handful of them LIVE as their dtg unfolds. We were there as it happens. Some got it to work pretty quickly and others after some troubleshooting with the help of others here. If you need to print tons of texts and still cannot complete the project then maybe a diydtg is not for you. I for one honestly believe that you can still build one out of the information still available.
I did have the cluebook as well as perhaps a hundred others but things have changed. We do not feel that building a drawer type dtg the diy way, for non commercial purposes, violated anyone's rights. But there has been a court decision. Some still feel that a diy for personal use does not constitute a copyright violation but we do not wish to get the forum into trouble. Due to copyright issues(or possible legal problems) the cluebook was no longer available for download. Most of those who have them simply refrain from sharing them out of respect for the author's decision as well as the court-upheld copyright owner's wishes.
I will appreciate if you have compiled information for hobby purposes. Kindly send me at mmandreww at yahoo.com