Half Round Slicing

With 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.