Root Plate

The Tree Fork Truss project left me fascinated with both 3D scanning and unusually shaped bits of wood. Pulled from the woods one evening after having been left on the ground in waiting for the 50 years since its felling, this oak root plate has been subject to a series of ongoing tests, experiments and glitches. Some exercises set out to produce fabrication information while others were completed in the name of representations. The component has now been scanned in three instances: first, using a stationary object scanner; second, appearing in Lidar scans of the Big Shed; and most recently through a careful photogrammetric survey anticipating machining operations to come.