The previous picture shows one of the bad spots after sanding with 120, and I am planning to gingerly sand with 220 and call it “good”, unless consensus says I should continue with the 120. I would likely sound through the outer veneer to get 100% smooth.
The above picture shows one of the larger tearouts (about 5mm square) after a couple coats of epoxy. My plan was to get it to fill in a bit better then sand of nearly all the epoxy on the smooth wood, hopefully leaving a nicely filled chips/divots. I’m not sure how this is going to look under the glass.