Remember me saying I'm impatient yesterday? Still am. I applied a coat of stripper this afternoon, but didn't apply quite thick enough or leave it on quite long enough. Still, most of the surface is removed from the one side. I'll reapply some to the bottom section and then sand out the rest. The top left side has some stripper acting on it as we speak (you may notice the glossiness on the top surface of the photo below). I need to get ready to leave for a cocktail party at my boss's house!