I get bored easily so my big projects tend to drag on forever. To help keep me sane, I like to do small projects on the side. Usually they are quick to complete which offera me a sense of satisfaction. Today, I refinished a door stop. It wasn't all that complicated... The doorstop had a zillion layers of old paint that needed to be stripped.
I then had to contend with the damaged wood. I elected to use the belt sander to remove most of it. This did change the shape of the door stop slightly, but I felt it was the best choice. After a bit of sanding, I gave it a couple coats of amber shellac. Here is the final product:
Turned out to be a pretty nice hardwood maple doorstop. The damage is still visible on the tip, but considering it is probably 120 years old, I can live with it.