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Making a wooden lampshade from a tree stump

Watch New Zealand-based woodturner Sören Berger turn a radiata pine tree stump (originally cut down for firewood) into a unique, hand-crafted lampshade. On a lathe, he painstakingly alternates between shaving the exterior and hollowing out the sapwood center until the shade is evenly translucent and refined. The stump’s wood chips can then be used for heating or in the garden.

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