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. 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 Another shot .. whad ya think? Before smoother .. After with a few areas that need a little work with a card scraper.