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I'm trying to build a drafting table with an adjustable tilt table top but cannot for the life of me find a part I need.

I'm looking for the round metal rod that supports the desk that adjusts the angle of the table. The only one I can find is this one: http://www.paxtonhardware.com/ShowAdditionalImg.asp?number=5033# but that one is more antique looking. I would like to compare others before buying that. If anyone knows what this piece of hardware is called exactly and where I can purchase them I would be very thankful.
 

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I'm trying to build a drafting table with an adjustable tilt table top but cannot for the life of me find a part I need.

I'm looking for the round metal rod that supports the desk that adjusts the angle of the table. The only one I can find is this one: http://www.paxtonhardware.com/ShowAdditionalImg.asp?number=5033# but that one is more antique looking. I would like to compare others before buying that. If anyone knows what this piece of hardware is called exactly and where I can purchase them I would be very thankful.
This may not be what you are looking for but it is for a drafting table.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=790
 

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They're often called locking lid supports or adjustable lid supports. Usually takes two (obviously). Jiju appears to have the product you need. They're very easy to install...just make sure to use a material such as MDF with cross supports underneath. I tried a drafting table several years ago without the supports. Let's just chalk that one up as "tuition in the school of life". It's amazing how fast it attempts to sag.
 

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Drafting table design

I have 2 tables both are steel and the most expensive has mechanical lock and supporting system. However, the cheapest one has 4 legs, the front two have a telescoping affair that you can lock with a screw knob the bites into the inside pipe. The rear legs are the hinge points. The heights of all 4 legs are adjustable. It can be flat or tilted at various heights. :blink: bill
It may be possible to make a similar one in wood, but I don't know what your design is like.
Mine is like the 3rd table from the left:
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&...ng+table&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
 

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