Mahogany Gimble

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-20-2012 08:49 PM 1959 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 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)

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 09:00 PM

Well done Jim.

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 09:13 PM

That will do the job Jim! Nice work!

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 09:59 PM

This will really compliment the lamp

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 10:06 PM

Wonderful gimble. I would think with the wall mounting hardware today, it would be able to hold the weight.

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 10:53 PM

Nice work Jim a real neat design.

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 11:27 PM

Don’t think the weight will worry this piece Jim, there is not a long purchase out from the wall. nice job Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 04-21-2012 02:31 AM

Looks great Jim! Cool design too!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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