I've just started playing a classic F5 with the fingerboard extension or so-called "florida". I suppose I'll eventually get used to it, although the idea of scalloping the extension even a quarter of an inch is already starting to appeal to me.
I'm certainly not a luthier, but I have made musical instruments, plus hardwood furniture that includes inlays and carvings. I own a foredom flexible shaft tool with several grinders for hardwood. That would let me do the job.
Any advise on how to proceed with this job without destroying the mandolin? It's a very nice sounding mandolin and I definitely don't want to endanger anything. I'm all ears, if someone feels that I shouldn't even try this job on my own.
If not me, about how much will I have to spend for a pro to do this same job.