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Rotary Sliced

 

ROTARY
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.

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Quarter Sliced

QUARTER SLICING
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.

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Rift Cut

 

RIFT CUT
A cut angle of 15 degrees to the radius of the
flitch is used to minimize the ray flake affect in
oak.

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Plain Sliced

 

PLAIN SLICING
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
distinct figure.

 

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