“Potence” style lamp


After seeing this on the-brick-house, I decided to take a crack at making my own version of a Potence lamp and here’s what I came up with messing around a few hours after work.

The lamp is made with 1/2″ steel tubing and steel flatΒ  bar.

The handle is made out of a scrap piece of mahogany that i turned on the lathe.

I used cloth-covered wire that I bought from sundial wire , and electrical plugs and fittings from Lowes.

I know it’s not perfect but it was a quick first attempt. If I make more, I know some better ways to do things but for now I’m satisfied with the lamp.

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9 Responses to “Potence” style lamp

  1. Matt says:

    Hell yes! This has been on my mind for a long time, it’s great to see what you’ve done. Turned out nice!

  2. Logan says:

    Thanks man! This lamp was fun to make and it gave me some more ideas (and welding practice).

  3. Ross says:

    if you decide to manufacture more and sell, send me a holler! i could use one of those. purdy!

  4. Nicholas Post says:

    Very, very nice. I know that this is your first protype, even though it looks great, you will make another better. Do you provide DIY instruction so I could make one myself?
    Cheers!

  5. nkp says:

    You are rather amazing.

    Well done!

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  7. The Potence lamp was love-at-first sight for me, and will probably always be a love unrequited… Wow, but this makes it seem at least a BIT more attainable! :)

  8. Angela says:

    SERIOUSLY – are you making more/selling these??

  9. Leonie Henson says:

    I’d love one too. Mail me if you’re interested in sending one to Ireland.

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