Photo: Glowing Wood Sculptures
Artist Billy Hall uses a lathe to sculpt whole wood blocks thin enough to be used as lampshades. The shades are usually between 1/32 and 3/32 of an inch thick and coated with epoxy. Pictured above is "Luna", a globular design made from Southern Yellow Pine.
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