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Project by Jim Sellers posted 469 days ago 1868 views 21 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an idea for a box with a tambour top. Through an LJ search I stumbled across this project posted by Gerry (TheDane) It was detailed in Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s article in the April 2011 Issue of Woodworkers Journal.and after following the link and seeing the youtube tutorial, I knew I had to make one. Making Tambour | Articles | Woodworkers Journal
Still pictures do this no justice since the top is activated with the opening of the drawer. The biggest challenge is minimizing the resistance within the slot and the top. Wax or hard soap helps. For traction I drilled shallow holes on the bottom filled with heavy dobs of silicone caulk for the feet. If it takes 2 hands to operate, it ain’t right. (saw that one on etsy)

-- J.C.Sellers





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AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 469 days ago

Absolutely amazing work! Great job!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 469 days ago

Greaet work, Very nice…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 468 days ago

That’s really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#4 posted 468 days ago

Very elegant with the wood combos. Nice build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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fernandoindia

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#5 posted 468 days ago

Nice build Jim.

I agree, Still pictures do this no justice. I made mine, and shoot a couple of minutes

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I warn you. You´ll be asked by friends and family to build a lot of them. everyone wants one !! Gerry and I already build a lot of them.

So, keep safe the templates !!

-- Back home. Fernando

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 468 days ago

This is nice, Jim. It’s very clean and the contrasting wood looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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RussInMichigan

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#7 posted 468 days ago

Jim,
Really nice work.

Is that birch and walnut burl veneer on the ends?

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 468 days ago

Wow! You definately have these down pat! I haven’t seen boxes with tambor tops before but I’m gonna check out that link you posted as these look interesting to build.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 465 days ago

Amazing piece! Like the tambour top and the wood combo, clean lines and great joints. Superb work!

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