|Project by TheDane||posted 06-05-2011 01:11 AM||5768 views||13 times favorited||15 comments|
This project appeared in the April 2011 Issue of Woodworkers Journal, and was designed by Sandor Nagyszalanczy.
This box is ideal as a valet for keys, change, money clip etc. One of the coolest things about it is that the tambour opens and closes when you open/close the drawer.
This little box (it’s only 12” long, 5 1/4” high, and 7 1/2” deep) was quite a challenge to build … mostly because it required operations I had never performed before on such a small scale. I used hard maple with tung oil finish.
That being said, I saved the templates and jig I made for building the tambour, so there is a pretty good chance copies of this box will appear under some Christmas trees in about 6 months!
Here’s a link to a video that details building of the tambour and routing the track it runs on: http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/Main/Articles/Making_Tambour_8273.aspx
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"