I recently taped my Hardiebacker boards with alkalai resistant tape and applied some thinset mortar over it. However, I'm a bit concerned that I laid it too thick. If I put a 12" x 24" tile over one of the seams, it definitely rocks back and forth a bit. I know that large format tiles like that will typically rest on a thicker bed of mortar, so it should account for any of the seams, but i'm concerned about it nonetheless.
The mortar is feathered out to about 6" on either side of the joint. It's not as smooth as I had hoped and I'm also worried it will make getting a good, even comb hard to do. Should I take the time to smooth out the joints with a stone before tiling?