Root Plate


Scans of an oak root plate pulled from the woods one evening after having been left on the ground in waiting for the 50 years since its felling.

The Tree Fork Truss project left me fascinated with both 3D scanning and unusually shaped bits of wood. This particularly exquisite piece of tree, left in the forest during felling operations 70 years ago, was 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.