Not a lot of fun, especially in the heat. And this was just spruce! What's it going to be like when I have to do something like mahagony. You know, like when I make the neck for this guitar :)
Well, today I put my hand plane to work, and after some mistakes here and there, finally got the wood for new soundboard all planed down and nice looking. Took 1/4" of spruce down to 1/8". I really need to get some scrapers though, for some of the finish type work of smoothing the wood down. The razor blade I ended up using started to get really hot - not to mention causing fingers to cramp up a bit.