Tambour Box

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In the spirit of the season, if anyone else would like to take a journey down the tambour box path, I'll help them along by donating some CRV files and observations.

I would love the files please. geneuselman [at] gmail [dot] com

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Gene: They are posted on page 1. Good luck.

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GeneMpls wrote:In the spirit of the season, if anyone else would like to take a journey down the tambour box path, I'll help them along by donating some CRV files and observations.

I would love the files please. geneuselman [at] gmail [dot] com
As savannahdan says they are on the first page, they are actually on the same post as the quoted text you have used, look at the bottom of that post :lol: :lol:

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Thank you all, it is not pretty gettin' old. Gene

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You're forgetting the Upside Gene :)
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Hello,
I am attempting my tambour box. I have a dumb question however. How do you determine how wide the tambour lid should be? Is there a formula for the gap needed from side to side?

thanks for your guidance.

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connalj wrote:Hello,
I am attempting my tambour box. I have a dumb question however. How do you determine how wide the tambour lid should be? Is there a formula for the gap needed from side to side?

thanks for your guidance.

Really neat project! Glad you dug this up. And I also agree about the tambour lid part. There is nothing in the .crv files about that. As far as the width... I would assume it is the same width as the rear of the drawer, which is 10.25", is that correct? And I also assume he is using a very thin wood since the pocket in the sides for it are .3222. He did say that he made that track wider since it snagged. I do wonder how deep he made each of the grooves for the tambour. If the wood is 1/4", it would have to be around .125" I assume?

Again, thanks for finding this and thanks to the OP for sharing.

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connalj wrote:How do you determine how wide the tambour lid should be?
I'd check out the original article: http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/wp-co ... ed-Box.pdf

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adze_cnc wrote:
connalj wrote:How do you determine how wide the tambour lid should be?
I'd check out the original article: http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/wp-co ... ed-Box.pdf

Thanks for sharing that link... but I honestly don't like the way they made the Tambour in the pdf. A frame of 11 3/16" x 12" and he set 21 of the 1/2 by 3/16 slats in the box... then I got lost, but somehow he was gluing them. If you look at the OP's pictures, it appears he took some kind of thin board, the size of the Tambour and CNC'd the slats. I'd like to know his process. I think possibly taking a 11 3/16" x 12" plywood and cutting the slats so it bends would be much easier, imo.

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There is a link within the PDF to a video of Sandor N. gluing up the tambour assembly: https://www.woodworkersjournal.com/making-tambour/

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Paul
The canvas method is not a neat solution however Amana and Rockler have routed solutions. Rockler is the cheapest and uses fishing line etc to hold the door together but it works quite well and is easy to understand. The Amana solution is really posh and really quite elegant. Both methods need a router table or CNC. Here is a link to the Amana method.



You can also use cheaper cutters from AliXpress utilizing the fishing line method. We also had some success using adhesive backed leatherete. Great in cold climates but fails around 40 degrees celsius.

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