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Default Adjustable tilt hardware for desk top

A friend of mine is trying to build himself a small drafting style table and, for the life of both of us, we cannot find an official name for the adjustable tilt hardware. You've seen it before, its a compression type with a bracket that has a curved channel it in with an accompanying bracket housing a screw hole for a knob with a threaded screw post on it. You loosen the knob or knobs, adjust, and tighten them back up to hold everything in place. They are practically everywhere!

Does anyone know the official name for these brackets and where we can find some? Thanks in advance!
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You are probably looking for an adjustable trunion mount. I don't know if they still make them anymore. The drafting tables I have seen made in the last 5 or 6 years they hinged the top at the front and used a sliding rod or slotted arm for angle adjustment.

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Searches:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...sm&FORM=IDINTS

Mechanism pix below: https://www.hardwaresource.com/hinge...All%20Products

Websites will show up in the image search.

The second picture is a pre-made table. Crank adjustable. Cut the mechanism off and install it on the table?

A few other pieces I found in searches for table tilt mechanism. Make something like the metal one (pix 3) with plywood, with a knob on the end to lock it in position. Attach the quarter circles to the bottom of the table top and affix the lock mechanism to the base or post. The one made of wood (pix 4) is part of a tilting router mount with a raising and lowering crank. Something using that tilt mechanism only would work well.

Pictures 5 and 6 are pretty much ratched devices from the search above. Use the image view to pick and choose one that works for you.

You could search for a used art or drafting table online and swipe the mechanism from it. Some of that hardware is around, but a search in your region would be necessary.

Geeze, I wish someone around this joint would fix it so the pictures line up in the order you dropped them in. Sorry, but you folks will figure it out.
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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.

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Rockler is a great place for odd hardware I would check there.
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I think this is what you are looking for Drop Front Desk Supports
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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.
When my daughter started her university architecture programme I bought her a used drafting table. A big beast that was on an enormous pedestal and adjusted hydraulically. By her third year she decided to board out closer to school so I sold it. It took me ages to sell. No one wants them anymore. They've all moved on. I was lucky to get rid of it.
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28 years ago I built a really nice drafting table.
3 months later I bought a PC and CAD program, and never used it again.
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