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I think this is what you are looking for Drop Front Desk Supports
Thanks, Now I have a new source of hardware.
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Those were the ones I was looking for,that is what my drafting table has.
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Wow, all this modern stuff. Last time I saw a drafting table was probably 1979, and not near as fancy as all those. A whole lot simpler, but worked just as well. Actually, once the were angled, they were never moved again, so can't really see the need for all the fancy (expensive) hardware. If I were making one I'd just drill holes on each side, and bolt them in place. Then if I ever wanted to adjust it, drill new holes. move it, bolt it.
That's fine for one person but others would likely find the angle not to their liking. and then yet that same person may have circumstances that require a different angle. If you're going to make something like this why not make it adjustable? It's planning for the unknowable upcoming uses. Makes perfect sense.
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That's fine for one person but others would likely find the angle not to their liking. and then yet that same person may have circumstances that require a different angle. If you're going to make something like this why not make it adjustable? It's planning for the unknowable upcoming uses. Makes perfect sense.
It would be adjustable, totally adjustable. Just reread the last two sentences, and that covers complete adjustability.
"If I were making one I'd just drill holes on each side, and bolt them in place. Then if I ever wanted to adjust it, drill new holes. move it, bolt it."

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The wooden ones seem to best fit what it was he was looking for, according to his description. Odd that they cannot be found as readily available metal hardware, since they seem to be used in so many applications. I have sent him a link to this post. Hopefully he can find what it is he is looking for, but I may have to make him some wooden ones if that's what he really wants!

Hrm, I guess I don't quite understand how this "reply" system works, but my response was to DesertRatTom's post with the images, and what looks like a custom router table.

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The wooden ones seem to best fit what it was he was looking for, according to his description.
The American Woodworker, May or Jun 1991 issue, has a neat all wood drafting table plans. Adjustable, nothing the normal guy wouldn't have in his shop. Not been able to track down the plans, didn't try that hard either. LOL Do a search and you can likely find the plans. If I didn't design my own, those are the plans I would shoot for if I wanted a design table. Actually, I'm not sure it is made with any metal at all, just wood.

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It would be adjustable, totally adjustable. Just reread the last two sentences, and that covers complete adjustability.
"If I were making one I'd just drill holes on each side, and bolt them in place. Then if I ever wanted to adjust it, drill new holes. move it, bolt it."

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Not to be disagreeable, but I am, it isn't what the poster was asking about. He wanted the hardware or a good source. And installing the hardware has to be easier than redrilling the table anytime you want a change);
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I had drafting tables that had a rotating knob with a thumbscrew. The table itself had a rod that would pivot so it wouldn't bind in the rotating knob. This was in the days of pencils, T-squares triangles, etc.; 1964 to be exact.
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Not to be disagreeable, but I am, it isn't what the poster was asking about. He wanted the hardware or a good source. And installing the hardware has to be easier than redrilling the table anytime you want a change);
Yeah, that's why I prefer to design my own stuff. Work from plans and you're pretty much stuck with whatever the designer came up with.

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Yeah, that's why I prefer to design my own stuff. Work from plans and you're pretty much stuck with whatever the designer came up with.
Of most all the plans I've ever used, including the house we now live in, I have made it my own. In the case of the house I used the basic design, flipped rooms, put the garage on the opposite end, and changed dimensions of some rooms also changing window styles and sizes. For me a plan is a basic design but a guideline that can be customized to what you want. I've taken several plans and used parts of each to come up with what I want or need. Never look at a plan as the only way but rather a guide and starting point. Just saying.....
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