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Is there a term for cutting, planing and jointing wood?

Who ever you find, the correct term for the woodworking you described as needing is milling, so you got that right. The normal sequence for prepping lumber/boards that aren't quite perfect or the ...
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How should I handle a deck beam member that's slightly shorter than the others?

If its 1 out of just a few, I would rip the others down to the same height. If you are working with a lot of variable widths, I always build the beam as a unit, flush on one side, and then power-plane ...
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How to sand/smooth out this uneven/chipped wood?

You don't want to build a load bearing wall under that beam. The posts are, and will continue to support the load of the beam (in conjunction with the pockets at the end that the beam is resting on) ...
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How to sand/smooth out this uneven/chipped wood?

My question is, how should we go about sanding/smoothing out the uneven chipped wood so that it can be perfectly level It looks to be unlevel for the entire length of the board, correct? Aside from ...
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How to sand/smooth out this uneven/chipped wood?

You don't need to do anything. You don't need flush attachment along the entire underside of the beam. That defeats the purpose of a beam. Consult with a skilled framer. He'll show you that you'll ...
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How to sand/smooth out this uneven/chipped wood?

You want to even out the underside of a (presumably) nail laminated beam to install a wall where the line of posts are. So to make it level just add thin wood (MDF . plywwood, hardboard, card, ...
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How to sand/smooth out this uneven/chipped wood?

It would seem that the 3 existing posts are temporary, right? So to install a load bearing wall to replace them would involve a top plate nailed or screwed to the 2x10's when you say "uneven ...
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How to sand/smooth out this uneven/chipped wood?

I would leave the posts in place and build the wall around them. The footings for the posts are not the same as a footing for a load bearing wall. That slight difference in the beam at the bottom will ...
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