I went to Pollock's Hardware Co-op today for supplies for "Me vs the Desk" round two. They didn't have lacquer thinner (out of stock), and suggested the acetone instead. They didn't have either of the two things to take out iron stains from wood either, so I'll worry about that later. I forgot to ask for glue for the veneer... so ditto.
Another $30, and I'm now over $100. Hopefully I don't manage to poison myself tomorrow. (They didn't have respirators with carbon filters, just more dust masks. Does no one bother with protective equipment?)