Rotary Cut

A whole log is mounted in the center of the lathe and turned against a sharp blade. Rotary cut veneer can be wide enough to produce a full-sheet and is mainly used in the production of plywood.

Quarter Cut

A quarter log is mounted on the flitch table so that the growth rings are perpendicular to the cutting blade, producing a straight-line, striped grain pattern.

Flat Cut

A half log is mounted with the heart side flat against the flitch table of the slicer. The cut is then made with the blade parallel to the length of the log producing the appearance of a “cathedral-effect”