ERATH  VENEER  CORPORATION of  Virginia
A Trip Through the Veneer Mill  by Dave Bilger
TIME  to  SLICE  THAT  LOG !!! Home Page 3 of 9 Next
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19) After the half logs are just the right temperature, they are ready to come down on the production floor where they will be sliced into veneer... 
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20) An operator hoists the log in place on the slicer. The pneumatic "dogs" hold the log in place. 
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21) A last minute fine honing of the slicer blade... watch those fingers! This blade in incredibly sharp.
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22) Before we actually slice the log, lets take a side trip to the knife sharpening room. Don't even think of touching these as they can actually cut faster to the bone than a razor blade...
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23) A rough honing to take away any nicks... 
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24) And a Final honing on a Super High Tech computerized system...
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25) The knife is in place and must perform an incredibly accurate job. It can be set to slice as thin as 1/85" over a 13+ foot length ...
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26) This is the log, just as it hits the pressure bar which slightly compresses the wood before it is sliced..
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27) The wood travels into the blade and the cut has started. There are tremendous forces at work here. The log comes down on an angle to help the slicing action... 

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