A very good friend of mine in Austin, TX is into guitar art. He wanted a wooden (paint worthy) copy of his pick guard to adorn with artistic flair. I rounded up some poplar and began planing it down thin. Really thin. I’ve never gone below 1/4” with my planer. I was a bit nervous until the first blank popped inside the machine. Once In knew what would happen when it cracked, all was well. Then I broke one sanding. Frustration is the only word for that experience. After a bit of fear-sweat scroll sawing and some easy-does-it sanding I called it good. I can’t wait to see what it looks like painted. I might post some pics if I can.