I saw an article in American Woodworker by Alan Lacer about making wooden doorstops and decided to try one. You start with a chunk of wood about 1.5” x 1.5” x 8”, turn the knob on one end, and then slice the remaining square chunk diagonally. If you do it well you can turn knobs on each end and get two doorstops. This one is pine, because for me it’s smart to practice on cheap wood. It tears out a little and you can see my curve isn’t perfect in a couple places, so I’m looking forward to doing a dozen or so just to practice that one part. I’ve got some left over pieces of maple and zebrawood, so with luck in a week or two I’ll have a fancy but functional doorstop.