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Tambour Door made with router bit set.

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Project by PC24omni posted 08-27-2012 11:29 AM 2347 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not wanting to use canvas, glue or what ever for roll top desk tambour doors? I purchased the tambour door router bit set from Amana, as demonstrated by Wood Working Guru Lonnie Bird. http://www.amanatool.com/

I don’t sell or have any vested interest in Amana, I post this because the Tambour Door bit set really works! I’m not the most gracefull wood worker and definately not the sharpest wood chisel in the tool box. Fact, I would make for a better grinding wheel than any tool. But this set is FANTASTIC in my shop.

-- Marty - Verona, Va.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 02:33 PM

That is pretty click. I often wanted to make a roll top desk and would have definitely needed a set like that.
Thanks for sharing!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bertha

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 02:37 PM

That is really slick. I think Amana’s are the best router bits out there. I only own a few b/c of the price justification. I usually go MCLS at the last moment. I thought that picture was funny on the website warning you not to use a handheld router, lol. Do you have to use some type of small parts holder? I’d probably tambour my finger;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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PC24omni

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 03:42 PM

Yes, they are serious about the warning….had me stumped until I agreed to “BE SAFE”. No Dan, myself, I have 10 flappy thick extrusions, most people call fingers and still it really is that easy and straight forward, without anything special other than reading glasses I have to use to see :) There is a video demonstration on the Amana site. Amana does provide great bits of all types. I go all out when I can, (not often) but also a firm believer in MCLS too.

-- Marty - Verona, Va.

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majuvla

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 03:56 PM

When you have right tool …. sky is a limit!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Bertha

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 04:20 PM

Yeah, Amana’s the cat’s pajamas. I bought the shaker raised panel set:
http://www.amanatool.com/routerbits/historical-shaker-door-bits.html
.
It’s clearly nicer than my similar MCLS set, but it’s missing the undercutter on the wide bit. I think the set was almost $200; the MCLS $100 or so. Takes a bite, but they sure are nice. I’m like you, I may skimp on a big powertool; but bits and handtools are usually worth the premium.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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PC24omni

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 06:45 PM

Nice panel set you have Bertha. I have no doubt your loving them and are proud having them.

-- Marty - Verona, Va.

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