ERATH  VENEER  CORPORATION of  Virginia
A Trip Through the Veneer Mill  by Dave Bilger
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28) This is a different kind of slicer. The Offset Lathe PEELS off the veneer - Once per revolution. This is called Half Round Cutting...
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29) Sheet after sheet are peeled...
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30) ...And come out on a "Flipper"...
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31) The veneer is flipped by machine and then hand stacked by real people.
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32) Every sheet is carefully stacked.
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33) The veneer flitches are allowed to rest.
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34) Here is a stack of backer boards - The part of the log which doesn't get sliced. 
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35) Before the veneer is dried, it may be allowed to "rest" for a day or more and get used to it's new form....
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36) When the veneer is ready.. It is taken to be dried.... 

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