I got this b.c. rich neck in, the fingerboard is ruined, i think someoen tried to scallop two of the frets, or something, anyways its ****ed. I am thinking of removing he frets and running it through the jointer until its close to gone.... steaming could be bad as it could cause the neck to warp.
Remove the frets and carefully bandsaw it close than use a chisel (best if it's not a good one) to dig the truss rod out and double sticky tape a piece of wood to the back and run it through the planer. It works perfect.