I have a handmade body that has a rather bland .25" thick walnut top with a thin maple strip between the walnut and mahogany core; think WAL. I'm contemplating removing the top and replacing it with a book matched walnut burl top. Yes it's a lot of work but I'm up for it. Running it through a planer is out of the question, so I took it to a local cabinet maker who has a large dual belt pneumatic surface sander. He advised that it would not be a good idea as it could tilt between the 2 belt heads. So........Build a rigid router sled? Drum sander? Heat the top laminate up and remove it like a finger board? Don't do this it's a stupid idea? Thoughts? TIA.