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Tool Cabinet Build #9: Tambour Part 3..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 156 days ago 689 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was able to squeak in a few hours of shop time today so I finally got back to work on the tool cabinet build.

First thing was to plug the back end of the sliding dovetails so i can get the back ready for some T&G slats.

With that done I wanted to knock out another part that I had been putting off which was gluing up the canvas onto the tambour doors. I had been putting this off because it required a fixture to be built to hold everything square while it was glued up and quite frankly.. I couldn’t be bothered till today lol.

Knocked out the jig pretty quick (should have just done it a long time ago) and got to work..

And now I am just waiting on glue to dry so I can see how badly I f’d these away. Hopefully they work out but if not I guess I’ll have to start over.. no turning back on these now :D

Stay tuned!

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com



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AnthonyReed

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#1 posted 156 days ago

Fun build to watch Eric. What makes you think something went wrong? They look great to me. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- ~Tony

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Airframer

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#2 posted 156 days ago

I think I might have used too much glue and have some squeeze out on one side of one of the doors that I am afraid is going to permanently affix it to the jig lol.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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CL810

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#3 posted 156 days ago

Looking good Eric. Better clean up the Betty Crocker spatula and put it back before your wife notices it’s missing. ;-)

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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terryR

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#4 posted 156 days ago

Looks great, Eric! Thanks for sharing.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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theoldfart

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#5 posted 156 days ago

nice looking mitre box saw ! hehehe

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Airframer

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#6 posted 156 days ago

Soon to be replaced with an even nicer looking one! :D

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 156 days ago

I love the suspense!!! Great DT plugs, btw. Go, man, go!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Airframer

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#8 posted 156 days ago

Tambour Update -

Pulled the doors out of the jig this morning and I can now mark make tambour off my bucket list I think.

They were stuck to the jig in a couple places but that was easily dealt with.

All that is left is to clean them up and get a track built up. First I have an up the back blow out to deal with on the boy lol…

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 156 days ago

Huzzah!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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