Once all the strips are close give them a good visual "once over" and reset the form to target dimension. Now all the strips are sitting properly in the form with plenty of purchase and you can get to your final dimension. On these strips I look for a shaving in the .002" range. If any nodes are acting up and you know your blade is sharp then plane them in the opposite direction, that will eliminate the chinking in the node. A standard sheet of paper you use in your printer is about .004" so use that as a guideline for shaving thickness.
If you have a sharp blade and you run your finger over the strip and across the pith side of the node you should not feel the node. If you do then you will most likely get visible glue lines like I did in my early rods due to a dull blade or a node not sitting properly in the form.
Strip preparation is the key to good strips, if the strip is not flat on the enamel side you will not get the results you want, spend the time on the raw strip, that is the foundation of the rod, good foundation good rod, bad foundation......................well, you get it.