Bespoke Coast Guard doorstop

Recently my buddy Mario made Chief in the Coast Guard; I decided to make him a doorstop to help keep his door open for people.
I cut the stop from the stump of my Christmas tree and sanded it to a 320 grit. I lased the Coast Guard racing stripe on each side using thick Maple plywood settings. The leather appliqués are cut and engraved using thick leather settings with three passes on a craft leather piece from Joanne’s.


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That’s really cool! I hope he actually uses it rather than keep it up on a shelf so it doesn’t get scuffed :slight_smile:

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Congrats to your buddy on his promotion; wow, what a nice gift!

Don’t be a stranger around here, we’d love to see more of your work.

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I presented it to him as he was the guest speaker at my retirement ceremony; I said specifically “this is not decorative, this is for operational deployment.”

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That’s so cool. At first glance, before i read it, i thought it was a wedge of cheese-which works as well!

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What a great gift for him!

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That is one fancy doorstop!

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Great idea! Is that the first door stop on this forum?

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Nice! Great way to congratulate your friend.

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No, but it’s the classiest :slightly_smiling_face: @dan actually released his tab & slot doorstop file as a free design. But it was a simple utilitarian design.

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I think it’s awesome, and looks like he agrees!

That engraving looks nice. Nice gift.

Glad to see the Irish Seagoing Salvation Army is alive and well.
Ashdon BMCM

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