Mahogany Gimble

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 A friend of mine bought this solid bras oil lamp that has headed studs sticking out the side. It was meant to be mounted by those studs so he asked if I could make a gimble to hold it on the wall. I would liked to have made it from brass but that would cost a fortune so I tried it this way with solid mahogany and brass inserts and pins.
 
 It is 8 5/8" wide and 10 3/4" deep and the mahogany is 7/8" thick. The lamp is in Minnesota so I could not try it but dimensionally it should fit fine. My only concern is if it is strong enough because that lamp is 15-20 pounds. It could be used on a ship as it pivots in 2 directions
 
 It is finished with Clear Matte spray.
 
 I just put in 2 photos of the gimble with the lamp in it. It held the weight okay!!
 (these are photos of photos) 

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

23 Comments

Look really good, nice job.

David

hell yeah, better than brass anyday man !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

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Nicely done

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Very  nice!

...woodicted

Way to class up the joint, Jim!

May you have the day you deserve!

Thank you all for the nice comments. I thought it was going on Pete's 28ft boat on lake superior, but he put it on the house in  Sunsites, Az. The gimble will never move there!!
Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

This looks like a fun project - very unique!
Thanks, Steve and Dan!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Beautiful job, has quite a bit of precision on it to get the tolerances you did.  
Nicely done, the gaps between the rings look perfectly even. 

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

beautiful job.  I am curious what the purpose of the gimble is.  do oil lamps need to be rotated at angles?
On a boat, the gimbal would keep the lamp upright so it doesn’t spill…flaming oil on a wooden ship isn’t great. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Thanks Mel,  Dave, NOTW and Ryan.

Hi NOTW..........Ryan said it. The lamp will stay level at all angles of the ship. My buddy Pete ,who wanted this, lived on ship for many years and I thought that this is where this piece was going. But he's on land now!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Nice work Jim,
Regards......Cliff.