I don't have a bandsaw, and I need to take a 45mm thick piece of Maple down to around 30m for area where your hand would go when you are playing. Anyone got any ideas? I was thinking of sawing along that area in something like 5mm intervals and then knocking the bits in between out with a chisel. It would be rough, but it would be faster than scraping it to death with a spokeshave I guess. I could at do that until I've got about 10 cm down, when I can then use a saw to saw straight down the rest of the way. And then just I would be able to leave 10mm extra for shaping and room for error.