It seems the key is:
"never letting the feed rollers go on or off of the wood during the planing of multiple pieces"
The result being "lead and trailing scraps will receive the snipe and the work piece will not"
I fail to understand the difference in "fiddly-ness between feeding "other" pieces butted or alongside with overlap between. In my case, the pieces were small enough (1"x1" or 5/16"x 1") that all I had to do was reach for another and feed it in - along side, well enough before the end of the last piece went in. Trying to butt those pieces would have been more fiddly, to me at least. Further, the overlap between adjacent pieces would ensure there is no momentary "dip" if the butted pieces were not perfectly butted.
What was fiddly was having pieces on both sides of the table at the same time and feeding other strips alongside each, so as to avoid the rollers "tipping", if that would even happen.
"Quality is like buying oats. If you want nice, clean, fresh oats, you must pay a fair price. However, if you can be satisfied with oats that have already been through the horse, that comes a bit cheaper."
Last edited by RickKr; 03-29-2020 at 01:05 PM.