Suggestions on the pivots for folding legs

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Forum topic by patcollins posted 02-05-2011 09:20 PM 1479 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2011 09:20 PM

I want to make a serving tray/laptop desk that has folding legs that will fold out of the way under the top but wondered how most people would make the pivots for the legs to fold up. I plan on making a two leg system that folds out and allows it to sit over my legs when sitting on the floor or the legs fold up and allow me to sit it on the kitchen table if I want.

I was thinking maybe dowels but not sure how I could keep a tight fit but have the pivot nice and smooth at the same time.


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#1 posted 02-08-2011 03:27 AM

Hi Pat

Where you looking something like this?

The bolts used in the sewing box for the pivot arms are the following. DonĀ“t know the name in english

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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