Yep - deco style gibbet lamp

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Project by KnickKnack posted 04-23-2012 02:08 PM 2792 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Your eyes do not deceive you – it’s a gibbet!
This has been on my personal “to do” list for a very very long time. I rewarded myself for doing some of the projects that I was supposed to do – kitchen shelving and a door (maybe I’ll post later) – with something, which, let’s face it, no-one in their right mind would make.
But it was on the list, and I wanted to see if the idea flew.
It flies! Well, I think it does.
Throughout the build the wife would pop her head around the corner and utter adjectives beginning with the letter “G” such as ”grim” and ”gruesome”. In the end, once it was installed, her verdict changed somewhat to ”it’s actually quite stylish, isn’t it”!
Speaking of installation it’s seen here in a room the builders have just finished fixing – they were stables with a decrepit roof (you can see the feeding trough, which we’ve left in, by the cats in picture 2), but now it’s a nice room with a flat floor, insulated non-leaking roof, door and windows – it was supposed to be my workshop, but conventional wisdom now seems to be that it’s “too nice” to be a workshop – I guess I’ll be staying in my cupboard for a while longer. Sigh.
I allowed myself some (extra) frippery with the faux brackets – they’re made of Jatoba with small ash pins which were supposed to look a bit like bolts. They’re non-structural – it’s held together with biscuits and fat dowels.

Pine. Just shy of 2m high. Currently unfinished, and it may stay that way, or it may get a coat of oil – I’m not sure yet.

I dare you to favo(u)rite this item and build one yourself!

Comments, puns, thoughts, prayers for my obvious sickness – all are welcome.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 02:17 PM

Daring. And if your electrician is anything like mine, a reminder for him.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 03:13 PM

A dark light. It is stylish.

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 03:33 PM

I often wonder about how one judges levels of sanity. But I think this proves a point, I mean what’s the use of a non functioning gibbet, just what is the length of the arm and how much weight can it hold???

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 04:09 PM

Nice looking bolts.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 04:10 PM

That’s awesome! I have favorited it!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 10:33 PM

How hot does the light bulb get? and is there a remote chance of a fire? Or is this the way you intended it to end?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 04-24-2012 03:33 AM

That’s pretty slick. I like your electric rope. You did a nice job hiding the wiring.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#8 posted 04-24-2012 03:50 AM

I hope that cat can’t get up there, play with it, & accidentally get it’s head in the noose…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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