Gimbal Table

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Project by kimosawboy posted 11-25-2014 03:02 AM 2225 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off I can say this is really not your ordinary table, very much a strange one of a kind!!!
Originally I had the idea to hold the wood in place by piercing it with metal rods to use as a base, I was able to do some fun drilling directly thru a knot on one side and came out on the other side without it looking like too bad.
As soon as I put a piece of rebar thru the hole and picked it up I knew it had to become a gimbaled table with two axis at least.
After some quick study on YouTube of how to make some circles with rebar I was able to complete two of them and weld them up. More welding/grinding/welding grinding….finally able to apply a finish to the metal as well as the wood.
Wood base is several coats (6)of poly (using a spray-gun) top was finished with danish oil. Metal base done with seveeral coats of rattly can flat black with a sprayed top coat of clear. The little circle in the top is an aluminum plate inlay-ed in place, the fancy stainless bolt on top can be lifted up to pull out the plate to apply more grease if necessary.
(video soon)
25 inches tall
27 inches base diameter
22 inches metal top diameter
12-14 inches wide for the wood table top
Wood is maple

Thanks for looking
All comments welcome.
G Vavra

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 05:16 AM

Cool design and definitely unique.

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 04:29 PM


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