The entire log is cut or “peeled.” It can yield
full sheets of veneer with broad grain pattern
and no plain or quarter-sliced appearance.
This method produces a series of stripes —straight
in some woods, varied in others. A flake pattern is
produced when slicing through medullary rays in some
species, principally oak. Most species produce the
same look as rift cut.
A cut angle of 15 degrees to the radius of the
flitch is used to minimize the ray flake affect in
The half log, or flitch, is mounted with the
heart side flat against the flitch table of the
slicer. The slicing is done parallel to a line
through the center of the log to produce a