Damnit Steve, I knew you were gonna say that... Well not necessarily YOU, but someone. Your exactly right. Thats what I suspected, but I hoped that was just my "expecting the worst" attitude. This blows, I dont know if this thing can handle another stripping!! After the week or so it took to strip it, I BLO'd it, let dry for a month, put a good 4 or 5 coats of dewaxed shellac. But then I guess I sanded through in a few spots. One day I hope to not suck quite this bad. Heres a pic of what it looked like before the sanding of the shellac, i thought i was on my way. So now I ask you, will I lose some of that deep color in the wood by stripping again? If so, is there a dye/type of dye that will help bring it back? That stripper stuff is just so intense, I cant see it not just eating away at the wood.