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Don Stephan
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Aug 28th, 2018 at 4:24pm
 
Need another small project idea for a woodturning demo this Sunday evening.  I've seen doorstops with a simple ball or a more complex pattern with a ball, cove and fillet at one end, then long tapered section to slip under a door.  The long tapered section makes me wonder if the turning is performed at each end of a square spindle, and then the taper cut on a bandsaw to make two doorstops.  I don't want to be bumbling along during the demo, or make nonworking doorstops.   Anyone able to make sense of my bumbling description and can offer some starting dimensions? Angry
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Re: Doorstop Pairs
Reply #1 - Aug 28th, 2018 at 7:04pm
 
Square stock
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It's common to make 2 at one time. Turn a ball or shape of choice on both ends and cut at angle to separate the pair. If I remember correctly, doorstops are usually 15 degrees, although it does vary greatly.
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Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2018 at 6:54am
 
This may give you some ideas as to dimensions.
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You can turn the ends in whatever design you feel like.
Alan Lacer also did a video turning them but I do not know it the section is available on line some where.
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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2018 at 7:27am
 
Mike's link helped me realize what was being made, interesting and with the right piece of wood could be quite a piece of display also.
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Reply #4 - Sep 5th, 2018 at 6:21pm
 
Maybe my video will help. Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
I find that I often need to make a tapering cut so the door stop will fit under the door.
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Reply #5 - Sep 5th, 2018 at 7:29pm
 
Sorry Mike, the link did not take me to a specific video.
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Reply #6 - Sep 6th, 2018 at 7:39am
 
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Try this.
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Reply #7 - Sep 6th, 2018 at 10:31am
 
That works, thanks!
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Reply #8 - Sep 6th, 2018 at 2:48pm
 
Tie a string around knob that is long enough to reach door knob and stop does not go missing.
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