Pivoting Side Table

A customer of mine works as an Air Traffic Controller. He's also an industrial gear-head like me. I created this side table for his son's nursery. The top is made of walnut finished with oils and beeswax. I shaped it similar to an old plane propeller. The top is mounted to a base which has the ability to pivot over the armrest of the leather chair, causing the heavy duty gears at the bottom to rotate. The metal is wire brushed and finished with three coats of lacquer. I made it wicked heavy so that his son couldn't tip it over.