Rockett, Frank H. Engineering Consultant, Charlottesville, Virginia.
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A thin sheet of wood of uniform thickness produced by peeling, slicing, or sawing. Depending on the manner of production and the portion of wood from which a veneer is made, the grain may be flat, vertical, or biased. Most veneer is rotary-cut from a bolt of wood, called a flitch, centered in the chucks of a lathe, which may have a capacity for logs from 2 to 16 ft (0.6 to 4.8 m) long, with about 8 ft (2.4 m) being a common capacity. A nose bar bears against the flitch parallel to the center line of the lathe and a knife, also extending nearly the length of the lathe, peels off the veneer. Knives near the ends of the flitch cut the edges of the veneer. See also: Wood processing
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