Intro: Duplicate Part--Door Stop for Pocket Door
We moved into a house that was missing a door stop for a pocket door. I tried to find one--but without luck.
I copied an existing door stop and it works great!
This is a practical use for a 3D printer. I used Autodesk 123D software to design the part and the MakerBot Replicator to print it. On my first try, one of the dimensions was too large, so I changed it in software then reprinted to get the part I need.
First there is a problem--the missing stop.
The two pocket doors "meet in the middle" and only one door had a stop. I tried to find the part at our local hardware and home supply stores--no luck.
Here's the pieces--but it doesn't have to be this involved.
I took a set of calipers (these are really important if you are going to make parts) and measured the important dimensions; then put them on paper.
I went from paper to a 3d part in Autodesk 3d software (free--runs on Windows only). It takes about 10 minutes to design a part like this if you have the dimensions (and that's for a self taught user like me).
Look for the design and print files on Thingiverse:
Print the part (or send the design off to a printing place).
I took a couple of washers (no need to recreate the bottom piece of the stop) and fastened it in place.