This jig is for squaring off the edges. I just need to get close to 90 degrees.
A few passes on the underside (pith).
But strips straight and squared.......
....and ready for initial, or rough planing.
I sanded these three nodes on the belt sander instead of the displacement done to the others. These three will be cut away later when I get to trimming the rod sections to final length after glue up. No point wasting time on displacement when not required.