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Easy door stopper - made in Scotland by a Dane.

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Easy door stopper
made in Scotland by a happy monkey

On my visit in Scotland, I was in the mood for a little turning project one day.
So I found some wood in the scrap bin at Jamies workshop, Oak to be precise.

So I remembered seeing this type door stopper in a shop once and had them on my to do list for a while.
Actually this is a brilliant way to make a little easy present, a kids first project or simply a way to make use of scrap.
Also it is a way to do some training on the late, since the shapes are all up to you.

Pictures:
1. Oak wedges.
2. First turning each end.
3. Now for sawing.
4. Split in two.
5. We got wedges.
6. In use.

This is another project from my tour to Scotland visiting my friend Jamie.

Hope this post can bring some inspiration, best case give fun to some kids.


Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 342 days ago

Nice job Mads! Great idea.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Gibernak

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#2 posted 342 days ago

That’s a fun little project, I like it. Its a shame the doors in my house don’t need a door stopper.

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lew

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#3 posted 342 days ago

What a neat and useful project!
Thanks, Mads!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Rowe

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#4 posted 342 days ago

There’s a shop in London’s West End that sells doorstops just like these for £25 a piece! These are much better!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 342 days ago

Great little idea. And you get two for the price of one. Thanks Mads

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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DeLayne Peck

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#6 posted 342 days ago

They have a charming Colonial feel to them. Thank you for the post. Imagine it going to inspire a lot of door stop production!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#7 posted 342 days ago

Nice old world look. Makes me wonder though, in this day and age does anyone leave a door open any more?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Jason

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#8 posted 342 days ago

These are much more sophisticated then the wedge I cut from a 2×4.

I’m sad that you are out of your shop for a time, but I am loving all of your posts recently. Yin and yang.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#9 posted 342 days ago

Very nice MADS. Something for me to make on my lathe. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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CFrye

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#10 posted 342 days ago

The simple things seem to be the best. These are great Mads! Did you put any finish on them?
JR45 I can’t imagine anyone paying that!

-- God bless, Candy

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kiefer

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#11 posted 342 days ago

Our doors are always blowing shut on days when the wind blows and this is the answer .
Beautiful design with the great handle .
Don’t have a lathe but may try this on the band saw .

-- Kiefer 松

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#12 posted 342 days ago

Good idea well done.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 342 days ago

Nice stoppers, Mads. I like the idea of getting 2 from one turning!!...........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 342 days ago

Elegant!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Marpintero

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#15 posted 342 days ago

Good job Mad. I saw this method in Phil Irons Woodturning book. Very efficient on the use of wood and time!
Take to place here the only picture of my door wedge model, with a plastic seal that serves to lift.
A hug.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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