Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to woodwork but fine it a really great creative outlet. I'm looking to make a camping chair and came across a Butterfly Tripolina that looks amazing (like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/2106657...-wengue-wooden). One of my many problems for this project is not knowing the name of the different metal joints (a type of swivel joint?) or having access to plans (but trial and error might be fun!). Has anyone done something like this? Any help would be massively appreciated.
It would be a metal working "project" to duplicate the hinges exactly, BUT if you left off the folded ears, simple "Z" shaped flat plates would come close. Consider brass for a metal choice. Stainless would be great also but it's a "bear" to saw. DAMHIK. A metal fabrication shop would be able to water jet or laser cut the pieces easily after they program the machine AND they can always make additional pieces later. DAMHIKT. I do a lot of work in stainless with the help of a friendly fab shop. Brass would be the easiest to work with and would look great, however.
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Sammy - since you are new to woodworking, I would suggest you
purchase a chair that you like from one of the Camping Box Stores and duplicate
the design into your project. (education and experience is not free).
it is sort of like you want to plug up a ditch but you have the vision of the Hoover Dam.
start small and simple with your projects. your skill level will improve with practice.