rotary slicing

rotary cutting, rotary slicing

A method of cutting wood veneer in which a log is fixed in a lathe and rotated against a knife so that the veneer is peeled from the log in a continuous sheet; used to produce softwood veneer and low-grade hardwood veneer.
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The next indexing motion sees each pepper being cut into two halves by a high speed, rotary slicing blade before it is delivered to the end of the machine, ready for the next stage of preparation.
There are four basic types of veneer cuts: plain or flat slicing, quarter slicing, rift slicing and rotary slicing.
Rotary slicing is the most common form of veneer cutting for softwoods.