Thursday, May 7, 2015

Swing Arm Task Lamp

Swing Arm Lamp

Months back I made this articulated arm lamp but the arms were too narrow and didn't develop enough friction to hold the lamp without drooping over time.





I made this swing arm lamp as an improvement. It reuses parts of the original hinge with a longer central pivot.


The bottom arm has a dowel that engages one of three notches in the upper arm. The notches are only about 3/8" apart but allow approximately 20" vertical movement.


Lowest position
Middle position
High position
When swung left it lights up my drill press table. When swung right it sets above my lathe's headstock.


Here is a free plan. You will need to adapt it to whatever lamp you have.