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Forum topic by Ryndom posted 01-23-2018 10:41 AM 556 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2018 10:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood id walnut white oak cherry pictures science end-grain maple ash cedar alder oak

I am working something that would combine my woodworking passions with a little computer science. I’ve created a program which looks at a picture of the end grain of wood, and makes a prediction based upon other pictures of wood it has seen.
It needs a wider variety of pictures, and so I am calling all woodworkers to send me some good pictures of the end-grain of some lumber, along with the name.
The picture should be taken from about 6-8” away, and the wood should be either sanded or planed

Thanks in advance, and when it is well trained – I’ll push out either a web-site that you could submit a picture and or a mobile app.
If this goes well, the site/app will give it’s prediction and then probably ask for additional picture of the long grain if it needs to narrow down the possibilities.

-- Rand Richards, [email protected]

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 10:55 AM

Not sure if the pictures were taken from the distance you requested but there’s more wood pictures here than you can shake a stick at!

Very cool idea by the way!

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 11:28 AM

Thanks Lane, and you’re right there are more pictures than I can shake a stick at. I’ve look at a few of those – and it’s a great site – thanks. Still looking for bigger images – but anything helps

-- Rand Richards, [email protected]

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