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Re: Strip: Strip Thickness
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Having consistent thickness will help you in many ways. The strips will bend in consistent, fair curves; you will be able to see problems more easily; and fairing and sanding will go more quickly.

If you have the tool, I think it is worth spending the little time it will take to run your strips through the plane. You don't need to bring them all down the the thinnest point on the thinnest strip, but if you get most of them consistent, you can probably work around the thin spots on the remaining strips.