1st Project: Door Stop

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Project by Cathie Zimmerman posted 03-15-2016 02:50 AM 832 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I used the miter gauge on the TS to cut a 60 degree angle for the piece that would slide under the door. The other back side is 30 degrees I believe. It was rough and had corners of course so I used one of those tiny planes to smooth off the edges. I ran some 220 grit all across it until I was happy with the round over areas and no sharp areas were present.

Oh! And I rubbed in some boiled linseed oil before bringing it in to my wife and announcing I’d cured her garage door woes. I was suprised how much she really liked it! You would have thought I’d just built her new cabinets. Lol, so sweet.

Anyhow, that was my very first of many projects!

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 03:28 AM

looks like a well made stop there bud

about the oldest door stop known to man
outside of a rock

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 09:35 AM

Many a first project ended up as kindling, so I’d say you’re starting well. I love to look at and collect miniature tools. Would you post a picture of your ‘tiny plane’, please? Welcome to LumberJocks and thank you for your service! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 03:07 PM

Nice work! Yours looks better than the one I made for my wife’s laundry room door!
You know there is no going back once you start making things out of wood.
Keep up the good work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 03-15-2016 11:08 PM

Welcome Cathie! I too am learning the art of woodworking. This is a great site for positive reinforcement, getting help with a project, and looking for inspiration in the work of others. Good job on your first project and I also want to thank you for your sacrifice.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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#5 posted 03-16-2016 07:55 PM

Yes, I do love my doorstop! Crazy how much a little thing can eliminate frustration. Plus, I’m super proud of my wife and so happy about her new hobby/obsession. ;)

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 10:06 PM

Here is the pic of the lil plane. :) the sole end to end is about 3 1/2 inches long and it stands a whole 1 3/4 tall at its tallest point. Once I sharpened the cutting blade it’s been very useful so far. I love little tools too. There’s a little 3 piece set I wasn’t to get from HF just because they are mini!!


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