#1
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.
#2
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.