|Project by fernandoindia||posted 03-30-2011 06:50 AM||7219 views||53 times favorited||32 comments|
The appealing of this box is the surprise of the movement. And everyone who opens the box, takes a breath and Wooooww factor gets in scene. (The problem is that everyone wants one !!)
Pull the drawer, and the tambour rolls back.
Box is made of cedar scraps from the building of a toolchest that is still in progress. At the same time, the toolchest is being made of recycling of an old corner cabinet that was disassembled 20 years ago when we moved to our current house. Fortunately I kept the lumber in the atic for all this time. But that is another story.
Inspiration came a couple of weeks ago from a clip, where Sandor Nagyszalanczy talks through building the Tambour-Topped Box from the April 2011 issue of Woodworker's Journal. I was able to download the templates from the Magazine page.
Couldn´t resist start building it almost immediately, distracting myself from other projects. Templates http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/tambour-box-templates.pdf
I will not extend myself in the process since the video is self explanatory. Watching Sandor making this thing appears to be a piece of cake. As usual, those who know, make everything appear easy, simple and stupid.
But this is the case. I followed Degoose instructions for cutting (drink twice, don´t bother to cut 20 times), and have a lot of fun. I routed the grooves with a dremel with the plunge attachment. After dry assembling, I made the drawer. It is only a one , so I hand dovetailed it.
I just added some inlays before cutting the slats, and changed the pull of the drawer for a brass one. Finished with sanding sealer.
H: 15 cm ( 6”)
D: 19 cm (7,5”)
W: 34 cm (13,5”)
Thanks Sandor, and thanks for watching and hope you enjoy.
The mechanism works well, with a clue. I forgot to mention in the description that I contact cemented a piece of anti-skid to the base of the box. I first try with only four piece in the corners, but were unable to hold in place the box when opening the drawer. Probably that was due to my own inexperience.
-- Back home. Fernando