But I got owned on the stock. The dishwasher at the place I'm living at now is too small to accomodate it. Luckily, I know where a steamer is.. so tomorrow I'm going to bust that out and steam the whole stock down to get her ready for the sanding block, and then the new finish. If the steamer doesn't work.. we're off to get some oven cleaner. I'll get pics of the stock now, and try to keep the pics going for the whole process.. the new finish going on it is Bombay Mahogany Satin by Minwax.. it's a combination Satin stain + Polyurethane coating, so no two-stepping on that process.. just stain on as many coats as desired, lightly scrubbing with steel wool in between & at the end. Wish me luck.. and pics soon.