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Postby Phil » 28 Oct 2015, 08:25

Doorstop – first off Hegner

Ok, so now that the Hegner is up and running (at long last!), I decided that something small and simple would be a good exercise.

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Years ago I did a lot of doorstops. Here is a snail in Mahogany which I then copied onto a piece of scrap pine.

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Fired up the Hegner (so smooth running) and cut it out.

My going around corners could certainly do with a bit of practice, but the end result only required some sanding on the back edges – a bit fluffy.

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Re: Doorstop

Postby Rod » 28 Oct 2015, 09:24

Nice - beats a plain wedgie

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Re: Doorstop

Postby TrimTheKing » 28 Oct 2015, 13:18

Cool. Bit of carving to define the shell and that would look great... ;)

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Re: Doorstop

Postby Phil » 28 Oct 2015, 14:47

Rod wrote:Nice - beats a plain wedgie

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Thanks. I did snails, rabbits, tortoise and squirrels.
All given away or sold at the church fete for their funds.

They were in Oak, Mahogany, White Stink wood and African Rose wood.

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Re: Doorstop

Postby Phil » 28 Oct 2015, 14:49

TrimTheKing wrote:Cool. Bit of carving to define the shell and that would look great... ;)

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Nice idea.

Would you like the doorstop next year or the year thereafter? :lol:

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Re: Doorstop

Postby TrimTheKing » 28 Oct 2015, 14:52

Phil wrote:
TrimTheKing wrote:Cool. Bit of carving to define the shell and that would look great... ;)

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Nice idea.

Would you like the doorstop next year or the year thereafter? :lol:

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Haha, sounds like my to do list!

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Re: Doorstop

Postby DaveL » 28 Oct 2015, 15:48

Now I like that, do you mind if I copy the idea?
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Re: Doorstop

Postby Phil » 28 Oct 2015, 17:20

TrimTheKing wrote:
Phil wrote:
TrimTheKing wrote:Cool. Bit of carving to define the shell and that would look great... ;)

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Nice idea.

Would you like the doorstop next year or the year thereafter? :lol:

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Haha, sounds like my to do list!

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You are still an amature!!!

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Re: Doorstop

Postby Phil » 28 Oct 2015, 17:23

DaveL wrote:Now I like that, do you mind if I copy the idea?



Dave,
With the greatest of pleasure.

It is certainly not my idea (I am not creative at all, totally left brain :lol: ) I saw it on a woodwork forum, and will give acknowledgement when I can remember from where.

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Re: Doorstop

Postby 9fingers » 28 Oct 2015, 18:15

Assuming the wedge part is typically twice the thickness of a door, doesn't the rest present an extreme trip hazard?

Sorry to be a wet blanket.....

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Re: Doorstop

Postby DaveL » 28 Oct 2015, 19:14

9fingers wrote:Assuming the wedge part is typically twice the thickness of a door, doesn't the rest present an extreme trip hazard?

Sorry to be a wet blanket.....

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We normally push the wedge in from the edge of the door so not much of try hazard, suppose I could cut one with an elf on it.
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Re: Doorstop

Postby Rod » 28 Oct 2015, 20:40

The only time I've used a door wedge was on business trips abroad to more intimidating countries.
We had to watch a safety DVD every year which included a long list of advice when staying in hotels etc.
One was to secure your door with a wedge, not to have a room on the ground floor or facing the car park or roadways ( car bombs).
Carry a fake wallet etc etc.

Made you really scared to go!!

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Re: Doorstop

Postby Dalboy » 28 Oct 2015, 23:18

Love the wedge now all you need is one for every door in the house and all different creatures
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Re: Doorstop

Postby Phil » 29 Oct 2015, 07:22

9fingers wrote:Assuming the wedge part is typically twice the thickness of a door, doesn't the rest present an extreme trip hazard?

Sorry to be a wet blanket.....

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Bob, we used them edge on, so no tripping.

Certainly if you went side on, it would be a problem.

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Re: Doorstop

Postby Phil » 29 Oct 2015, 07:24

Dalboy wrote:Love the wedge now all you need is one for every door in the house and all different creatures



Main bedroom has a squirrel
Study has a cat
Bedroom 2 has the snail.

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Re: Doorstop

Postby Gill » 29 Oct 2015, 12:44

Cool doorstop with nicely cut curves :) .

I made one a few years ago out of a maple off-cut in the shape of an Alsation. It's never been used, of course. I'll see if I can find a photo...
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