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Tool Cabinet Build #18: Saw Till and Tambours Finally Finished!

04-13-2015 03:00 AM by Airframer | 8 comments »

We had some nice weather today so the shop door was opened and sanding and finishing of the second door commenced. Once that was done they both got a good waxing along with the channels. Then the back was glued in place and with some accidental interior squeeze out issues cleaned up I now have a functional saw till with two tambour access doors. So easy a toddler can use ‘em lol. He spent the next 10 minutes opening and closing them. He even moved his saw into the ...

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Tool Cabinet Build #17: Saw Till and Tambours #3...

04-11-2015 01:29 AM by Airframer | 5 comments »

A lot has happened since the last update just nothing that looks like much of anything has been done lol. I hate that kind of progress but it must be made to move forward. Yesterday I was able to finish up cutting and fitting the track for the doors to ride in. Something that should be done before one of the panels is immovable… yeah.. that got a bit tricky but with the help of some brass stock and some juice cans I got it all glued up successfully. After tha...

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Tool Cabinet Build #15: Saw Till and Tambours Oh My!

04-07-2015 02:29 AM by Airframer | 3 comments »

I had to put on the breaks this morning just before I started working on the doors some more. I had the sudden and timely realization that in order to properly square up the doors with the case the case needs to be glued and stable. So in order to do that I needed to finish up the saw till which is attached to the back and middle dividing wall. First though.. going back a couple days.. I had another epiphany. I want the drawer fronts to fit flush inside the case. I know from experience...

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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #3: Making the Tambour Door

01-11-2015 04:29 AM by Guy Dunlap | 6 comments »

In this video, I start with rough lumber and mill it down to make the slats for the tambour door. Then place them in a jig, glue on the canvas and presto! A tambour door is made! Then I rabbet the tambour and install it in the hutch. As always, I welcome your questions and comments! http://youtu.be/bkHC4lqsHms

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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #2: Hutch Joinery and Glue Up

01-04-2015 04:43 AM by Guy Dunlap | 13 comments »

This video shows how I tackle the joinery for the hutch. I also go through the assembly and glue up. I know this is fairly dry material for a video, however I felt it was necessary to show how to approach the fairly difficult glue up and joinery issues. As always, I welcome your questions and comments! http://youtu.be/YL1WFVDlRIA

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Tool Cabinet Build #9: Tambour Part 3..

11-11-2013 12:43 AM by Airframer | 9 comments »

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 whi...

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Tool Cabinet Build #5: Tool Layout and Tambour Doors 1..

09-21-2013 05:30 AM by Airframer | 16 comments »

Had an unexpected early day at work today (which was nice after nearly 2 weeks of 15+ hour days) so I took advantage of it and started laying out the tool storage preliminary plan. Here is the rough idea.. From the front minus doors.. Behind the plane till and tool storage will be a secondary wall that separates the planes and tools from a pair of saw tills hidden in the back wall. And a quick mock-up to see it in scale.. the saws on the front will be in the back in their ...

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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #18: This Installment is Not About the Tambour...

01-12-2013 06:32 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 18 comments »

Wasn’t long ago that progress got me a tambour and static display of what would someday be… See the lower right corner of the picture above? Well, that’s what needs to be done next, I think. It’s been started… Take close look and you’ll see two pieces joined together. Improperly. The stile needs to be full length, not dead-ended into the rail. And then there are the horizontal (H) pieces, circled and marked as 1 and 2 in the close-up below. Wh...

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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #11: Reclaiming a Tambour Door

05-03-2012 12:23 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 16 comments »

EDIT: Updated to eliminate PB BS. Smitty If you’ve been following along, the space at the bottom left of the cabinet is reserved for install of a tambour (roll-up) door salvaged from the donor Hoosier cabinet. Not certain what will ultimately live in that cubby re: tools, but it’s inspired by a tambour’d cabinet Stanley sold in the 30s. New, red oak tambour doors (15”x17”) cost more than $80 per. Wow, didn’t know what a treasure I had back when I reduced...

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Wall Hung Tool Cabinet #2: What Comes from Old Hoosiers?

03-22-2012 08:58 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 7 comments »

The first act was to deconstruct the old topper, as noted in Installment #1. But thinking the whole thing was made of oak was a mistake. Here are a couple of pics of side boards, post-glue-up to address splitting that had taken place over the years. This piece was totally abused (mostly in outbuildings) and has been separated from it’s base for decades: But for the tambour door slats, these sides are the only solid oak pieces of the cabinet. The major partitions as well as th...

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