Unfortunately, I agree with those that don't agree with you. I especially don't like the sides to be two different colors. And I agree on keeping it simple. Your heart is in the right place but don't make it purple😏 JMO. And congrats on the new bride!
i bet it's going to be purple anyway
Ok a couple of things. The most likely scenario right now is that you are just not setting it up correctly. The next most likely is that the jointer needs metal shims in the dovetailed ways. But the former is about 100 times more likely then the latter. There are dozens of videos online if you search "jointer setup" or "jointer knife calibration" etc. Here is marc's video.
The first thing to consider is that your blades are not perfectly installed. Even if inserted at exactly the right height they can move when you are tightening the screws down on them. You will need some kind of dial indicator to make sure they are being kept in place. It can be done without a dial indicator but boy is it annoying to calibrate. This whole process will likely take you a few hours the first time you do it. Watch some videos, get the proper tools (like a dial indicator on some kind of rig) and give it another go.
I've lost interest in this disagreement. You can call yourself whatever you want. I love wood, I love the way it feels, the way it reacts to what I do with it, the way I can guess how it's going to react this year, and the next 20 years. It's an emotional thing for me. That's not possible for you, your emotions are tied up in your programing. No matter how you cut it or call it, what you do is no better than Ikea, no emotion for the finished product, nor the ability to say to yourself "I did that".. your robot did that any way you cut it! For this thread I'm no longer going to respond. Enjoy your cyber world!