: Planer seems to tearout more and more the thinner it gets, handplanes
: tearout a bit, and the drum sander's temporarily out of commission. Any
handtool way: use a scraper.
power tool way: build a sled on which you mount a router. Put in a flat
bottomed bit. Build runners to either side of the maple piece,
equal height, and run the router back and forth, up and down.
-- Andy Barss