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Veneer Cutting Methods
Rotary is the process of peeling the entire long. Turning the log, while shaving the veneer as it turns produces Rotary Cut veneer. This process is the only cutting method that is capable of producing whole piece face veneers. Rotary cut will yield veneer with a broad grain pattern with no plain sliced or quartered appearance.
Quarter Sliced is the method of slicing the veneer perpendicular to the growth rings. This method produces a straight grain appearance, similar to Rift Sliced. Quarter Slicing the Oak species will produce a flake pattern, but only produces the straight grain or stripes in other species. Since the cut is perpendicular to the growth rings, Quarter Slicing produces narrow veneer flitches and yields less veneer than the Plain Sliced method.
Rift Cut is the process of slicing the veneer at a 15 degree angle to the radius of the log. This process produces straight, striped grain appearance without the flakes that appear in Quarter Sliced veneer. Red and White Oak are generally the species that are Rift sawn to avoid the flakey appearance. Rift Cut method yields the least amount of veneer than any other method and the most expensive. This process also yields narrow flitches of veneer, similar size of Quarter Sliced veneer flitches.
VENEER STITCHING TECHNIQUES
This is the most common method of stitching veneer. It is also referred as open book or book matching. Each veneer strip is the mirror of the previous one. This stitching creates a symmetrical motif with continuity of veneer water per pair.
The main feature in this type of stitching is the repeating pattern, where if the veneer has to be dyed, it can be effectively applied as the color difference between the different veneer strips in a panel is not visible. The veneer sheets are connected in a row without inverting the pattern.