Gasoline is good for making things go, but not a good choice for a cleaning solvent. It will probably ruin the wood's finish. Let the fumes get away from you and it can ruin your whole day. Just a little mineral spirits will work and it won't ruin the finish. I have not tried the simple green, but I like that idea better than the mineral spirits. Any alcohol will certainly ruin the wood's finish as it is shellac, and alcohol soluable.