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    Morten Gøttler's Cuban Chair hardware?

    I saw someone else was making a replica of this chair and got to wondering how the hardware actually worked.

    Short version I'm wondering what else this kind of hardware would be used for and where you might find it. The basic design appears to be a pivot on each end of a short brass (plated?) arm that's strong enough to support a persons weight.

    My searches thus far for the obvious verbiage haven't yielded anything useful yet.

    Here's the somewhat longer version with some more pictures and links.

    The inspiration is this fellow teaching a class on chair weaving:
    http://kapeldesigns.blogspot.com/201...airmaking.html

    He seems to have some very nice quality hardware on that chair with a smooth topped surface

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    I see some other replica's that use less spiffy hardware but have a couple of nice pictures of how the geometry works
    http://upinteriors.com/object/mg501-...orten-gottler/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    Short version I'm wondering what else this kind of hardware would be used for and where you might find it. The basic design appears to be a pivot on each end of a short brass (plated?) arm that's strong enough to support a persons weight.
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    Appears to pivot only on one side of that hinge, the other side appears to be affixed to the the counterpart with a few screws in maybe a recess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Appears to pivot only on one side of that hinge, the other side appears to be affixed to the the counterpart with a few screws in maybe a recess.
    I think you're right, the angles of the opened and closed pieces were confusing me a little.

    Ok so amended question then: Where would one find a nice brass pivot like this?
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    Yeah not much to that pivot, if you look at this pic u see dowels act as the stop.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=carl+...5i7JsvdGsoM%3A
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    Did some googling and found some pivot leaf items that look similar, probably just used half with a flat head bolt and threaded insert on the hinged side.

    http://www.ballandball.biz/ see: "Pivot Hinge Set for One Door"
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