Tool Cabinet Build #6: Tambour Part 2..

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Today started out really productive but life intervened and production tapered off in the after noon so not as far along as I had hoped I would be by this time but might make it up tomorrow.

I started the day out with some coffee and a no 3.

After both doors worth of slats were flat I got my Grizzly round over plane and spent a leisurely time adding a round over to the face of all the slats lol.

Added some painters tape to keep the doors together before glueup commences.

This about where productivity dropped off.

After falling asleep on the couch lol.. I drew a quick “plan” for the saw till and door track. I figure the best way to do this is to make it all one unit.

I propped up the sides and the top and ran a string from the bottom of the till to the opposite corner to get my cut angles.

After that board was cut I quickly realized my angles were all wrong and I just wasted a nice piece of poplar so that is when I said enough for today.

Here’s hoping for a better day tomorrow when I get to use my new “power tool” :D

-- Eric -

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#1 posted 333 days ago

After my new leg vise chop, I’m loving me some poplar too. Sure is gonna look pretty! Way to recognize when the fates are against you—-this is coming along great, man!

-- Steve

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#2 posted 333 days ago

Yeah, not sure what was going on yesterday but I just realized this morning that I was COMPLETELY over engineering the saw till. A much simpler design is incoming lol.

-- Eric -

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#3 posted 332 days ago

The tambour doors are looking great.

-- ~Tony

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