Door stops for the school library

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Shortly before the school year ended for my kids school, I noticed the school library was using a variety of things to prop open the door. When I asked, the previous door stop (random chunk of angled off cut wood) had wandered off.

I needed practice so made these out of so scrap oak I had. Evidently they have been well received. I think if I do anymore the style of the one on the left is easier to pull out.

-- -Steven Peck,

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 07-03-2014 02:07 AM

Nice. Did you turn both handles on the lathe and then cut them diagonally?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 07-03-2014 02:11 AM

Yep. So they ended up with two. The turning blank was about 10-12” long and I think around 2-1/4” : 2 1/2” square. I should have taken more pictures. Since they are fairly distinct I am hoping they stay around for a bit but if not they are quick to make.

-- -Steven Peck,

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#3 posted 07-03-2014 09:12 AM

What a noble undertaking, and they look sweet.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#4 posted 07-03-2014 06:29 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 07-04-2014 12:35 AM

Minor point perhaps, but are you sure the local fire code allows the doors to be propped open?

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#6 posted 07-04-2014 04:09 AM

Since I am replacing an existing one that wandered off and a variety of random objects used since, not really my concern. It’s a school and these are exterior doors. Often they (and classroom doors) are propped open during open houses or other events at the school such as book sale fund raisers.

-- -Steven Peck,

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#7 posted 07-05-2014 09:20 PM

They look just like they belong in a library, wonderful gift

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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