Trying to find this round drafting table hardware....or somethig close.

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Forum topic by AlmostRetired posted 03-22-2018 03:12 PM 2308 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2018 03:12 PM

My Google searching skills have provided me no results finding this stuff so I figured I would ask the pros at LJ.

What is this called? Where can I find something like it?

Thanks all,

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#1 posted 03-22-2018 03:46 PM

i was going to make a drafting table about 6-8 years ago and i think i found them called semicircular hinges. that may not be right, but after quite some time of looking i found they were no longer produced. a machine shop could probably make a set with good drawings.

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#2 posted 03-22-2018 03:48 PM

Try “Trestle Drafting Table” A quick Google yielded similar tables. I have preferred these tables over the hinge kind. They are more balanced in the center and easier to adjust.

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#3 posted 03-22-2018 07:59 PM

I could only find them on finished drafting tables or repurposed from antique tables. Perhaps you could make a trunnion out of a wood disk cut in half, if you cannot find a metal one.

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#4 posted 03-22-2018 08:02 PM

This subject was recently brought up by another user just a while back…
Drafting Table Hardware


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#5 posted 03-22-2018 08:38 PM

If you are going to make one have a look at Tom Figens Architects table

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#6 posted 03-22-2018 08:52 PM

Or… you might make them out of some type of metal, or even a good quality plywood as the grain wouldn’t be an issue for breaking.

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