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Forum topic by TomFran posted 09-10-2015 02:24 PM 501 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2015 02:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: swivel tablet mounting hardware swivel tablet hardware

I’m looking for the mounting hardware for a swivel tablet arm#. I would like to add one of these to my favorite chair. Does anybody know where you can buy the mounting hardware for these?

Thanks in advance for any help!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#1 posted 09-10-2015 03:35 PM

Looks like it’s probably a short pipe welded to an offset platform, then dropped into a hole in the chair’s arm. Maybe you could make a thin-poled offset stand to put BESIDE the chair. Rather than have to drill a hole in the arm, especially if it’s upholstered.

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 04:24 PM

I was thinking that the hardware for these swivel tops ought to be available somewhere, because you see the chairs with them in medical care waiting rooms. I figured that I wouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel if I could find the hardware that the furniture companies use. I’m sure it’s out there somewhere – I just don’t know where.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 09-12-2015 04:00 AM

Tom, have you tried Ebay?

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#4 posted 09-12-2015 04:05 PM

Hi Grumpy,

Yes, I’ve looked everywhere I could think of. It has to be out there somewhere, since furniture companies are using them. I bet they could sell lots of them if a place like Rockler carried them.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 09-12-2015 05:07 PM

You could try to modify a TV swivel to accomplish the same thing.,43597,43601

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#6 posted 09-12-2015 05:20 PM

Don’t get me wrong, but for most of us, buying something that simple to build just doesn’t make sense.
If you cannot build it yourself, that is no problem.
I am not trying to knock your method, and I wish you the best of luck, however all the time you have spent so far looking for the store bought piece could have been spent building yourself a few of them and selling the spares.

1 pipe, 2 tight bezels, 2 flanges and a bronze bearing.

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