half round slicing, a half of a log is attached to a face plate
on a lathe and turned around the center. This adds width to a
narrow log by increasing the plane of the cut, by increasing the
radius of the cut. Half round slicing of wood is used to accentuate
the variegated grain in various woods such as burls and other
specialty veneers. However, it can also be used to achieve a flat
sliced veneer appearance.