GLAD to see someone not too proud to show a project that went NOT so smooth Doug!
Shows good patience to continue on and do the best you can!
Reminds me of a plaque I made for my Dad and Step-Mom where the first side went smooth as silk, and I took a pic with a penny in the foreground for scale...
The second side had Tiny font describing the wood/dedication/ and a tiny signature...I could NOT figure out why the font in one corner was perfect, and in the other it was so faint as to be illegible!!!
I had just skimmed the board that morning on both sides to be perfectly parallel...it was Shopfox'ed tight against my fences, and then beaten down with my deadblow hammer to my just skimmed spoilboard!
Imagine my chagrin when I had finally Z'd to separate locations of the fonts until I was happy, only to find when I unclamped the board and looked at the front...
I had a PERFECT imprint of the penny I had used for scale.
It was hidden by my X fence(not visible from wheelchair height), and blowing off the sawdust with 90 psi hadn't budged it....felt like a fool
Needless to say...I now run my hand across the WHOLE spoilboard before I clamp a piece!
THANKS for posting!