Well, after choosing the wrong color and having to take it back after realizing the stock is a little darker than I was expecting after sanding, I finally finished my stock. I went with a natural stain, only for the fact that no matter what stain you go with it'll make the stock darker. I looked at the color Gunstock by Minwax, which is the exact color that I wanted, and after chosing the natural color, I still got my desired color. Tell me what you think. Before Shot with Canon PowerShot A410 at 2007-11-28 After Shot with Canon PowerShot A410 at 2007-12-14 Shot with Canon PowerShot A410 at 2007-12-14 There is a big difference in color. I used this spray on stripper that did an excelent job in taking off most of the shellack. Then using a 100 grain sand paper, I sanded the rest off, and went over it with a 350 grain sponge sander. It really smoothed out the wood. Then, I used the natural stain on it with a sponge applicator, let it sit for about an hour (even though it says 10 minutes), and whiped it down with a clean towel. After that I used a new 350 grain sanding sponge to smooth it out. Gave it a really nice satin feel to it.