High angle smoother to the rescue!

The top of the jewelry box is also made of curly (quilted?) maple.  Out of the planer, there was a fair amount of tear out, but my high angle smoother made short work of it.  I also got the lower section internals in.

Six board chest tear out .. Bleck!

I’m still milling my boards for my six board chest and dealing with some tear out. 

Nasty tear out under shellac.
Nasty tear out under shellac.

I applied some shellac to stiffen the fibers and applied a high angle smoother.    The board is smooth to the touch.

Smooth after high angle smoother applied with shellac
Smooth after high angle smoother applied with shellac

Another shot .. whad ya think?

Another view