Any wood that comes off of a planer will always show some type of chatter marks. This is true no matter how carefully the machine is set up. I have a Powermatic, 15" Planer with a Byrd helical head. Works great but the chatter marks are there none the less. In lots of furniture or other wooden items you'll see those marks, I've tried to photograph them on this piece.
|Lower Right, See the Vertical Lines?|
|Bench Hook to Hold Small Dividers for Planing|
|Smoothing the Long Pieces|
I ended day with laminating a piece on to the edge of the Maple needed for the top and bottom panel of the case. I need a piece approximately 10 5/8" wide, as luck would have it the piece I have ranges from about 11" on one end and 10 1/4" on the other. That's what's meant by "random width, random length" when you buy hardwoods. The joint will be right on the edges and more than likely be cut away for the rabbet. Check out the chatoyance of this piece, especially to the left of the center clamp.