Off Center Turned Door Stops

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Project by Kelly posted 06-09-2017 07:19 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A while back, I turned a door stop off center to see what I got. I wanted something different than the hundreds of examples on the Net and I really liked the result. For that offset turning, I used a 2×6 of mahogany (

The other day, I was cleaning up and saw some cut-offs from a 2×4 of redwood. They weren’t good for much, other than lathe work, so I tried another offset turning. From that, I’ve concluded 2×4’s make good off-set turned door stops too.

The pattern on a few of the handles is just the product of a burr bit in a Dremel equivalent to leave hundreds of little marks. The marks were, then, filled with paint by way of a toothbrush and, before the paint was dry, wiped off, leaving the paint behind in the dimples.

In the end, it just shows ta go ya, scraps really are a myth.

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 11:20 PM

Good ideas.

Looks great!

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#2 posted 06-10-2017 02:15 AM

Interesting design and look. Nice work!!!

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#3 posted 06-10-2017 03:07 AM

very nice work.

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#4 posted 06-12-2017 09:11 PM

I like them. Very nice.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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