I needed a desk lamp for one of the computer desks in my study, and couldn't find one that fit my needs.  I wanted a lamp that would be adjustable both in height and reach, and it had to fit within a fairly small space.  Also, it had to look a bit unusual so it would go with everything else in the room.  I took a look around my shop, and guess what?  I had almost all the parts I needed to build just such a lamp.

Step 1: Materials required

The materials I used for this lamp were as follows:

- the sprocket from a bicycle (the big one from the crank)
- two 18" lengths of 1/2 inch threaded iron pipe
- one pipe floor flange
- one pipe "T" fitting (1/2 3/4 3/4 threads)
- one 1/2" 45 degree pipe fitting
- one 1/2" 90 degree pipe fitting
- two 3/4" copper tubing couplers
- one lamp socket
- one 9' extension cord
- one rubber bushing
- one old mechanic's trouble light

<p>Can you show how the lamp bar moves up and down without a locking mechanism? It actually looks like it is fixed.</p>
<p>Nice instrucable! I still don't understand though is how the lamp bar moves up and down without a locking mechanism when it is adjusted?</p>
<p>SWEET! : )</p><p>I'm already thinking of how I could make this with PVC pipes &amp; fittings. :)</p><p>I love it!</p><p>TY for sharing Sir.</p>
Very cool lamp man. I especially liked that idea to use the shade from the trouble light, might need to try that myself. Keep up the good work. :)
This is really great! I'm surprised my friends who are <a href="http://www.misterplumber.ca" rel="nofollow">plumbers in Toronto</a> haven't already made one of these for their desk.
We've been taking a look at our extra <a href="http://www.jjheatingandplumbing.net" rel="nofollow">plumbing in Allentown, pa</a> and I think it would be so cool to make something like this. How long did it take to make this? Thanks for sharing.
nice handy one
Thanks for the comment.!
Very nice design knife141! I've been thinking about a design like his myself... I think this would qualify as &quot;Dieselpunk.&quot; Thought you might like to know that a lamp of similar design sold on ebay recently, after a bidding war, for about $250 (if I recall correctly).<br> <br> <div> &nbsp;</div>
Thanks for your comment. I got the idea from some lamps I saw in a store -- they wanted $400 for each one. That convinced me to make my own!
@knife141 You have created such a nice lamp which suppose to use at multiple places. DIY is for lamps is quite interesting and always give us more attraction as well as attention. I am selling attractive and modern <a href="http://www.lampslightingandmore.com">table lamps</a> on my website and have addiction to find out attractive lamp across the web. I am planning to create one DIY section on my website and suppose to include this one. Thanks for sharing. I have similar desk lamp on my website which was described by you in your post. I have attached image to know more about that lamp. :)<br> <br>

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