I’ve finally got around to a rebuild of my bench. I’ve laminated a benchtop from construction studs (‘whitewood’), now mostly flat, but there are a few boards that give me tear-out no matter which direction I plane them in. Is this because the grain rises in different ways in various boards, or maybe these are just ‘bad boards’? How do you address this on a laminated surface? I have tried the #81 scraper plane (likely not perfectly sharpened but works ok on other wood). There are some boards that just keep tearing, which then requires lowering the entire surface. I have, so far, resisted the urge to break out the random orbit sander.
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