Tambour Toy Garage and bread boxes

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Project by robscastle posted 07-20-2013 10:03 AM 1367 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found some tambour material at the reverse Garbage Shop in Brisbane on the weekend.

Sure beats having to make it, it was only small so I decided to make a Toy garage first up just to see if it worked OK

The garage was made with a jig and once I had routed out the track I clamped everything together just to make sure it would work.
In photo No 4 and 5 there is a temporary cross piece fitted at the base of the doorway , just there to keep everything square.

Everything worked well so I added a base and then a roof task complete

I then ventured on and decided the material was a size that a tambour door bread box would look nice.

I again made a template jig to route out the side tracks.

I then dusted off the Milescraft design kit and routed the ends with the design.
They looked reasonable but a bit on the bland side so I then decided to fill each with different wood fillers to highlight the image.

I then did the tops, one I finished with gold Rub and Buff and added a gold Bread sign on the front using my scroll saw.

I then ran the trimmer around the edges with a Vee groove bit to accentuate the edges.

A finishing sand and then a couple of coats of lacquer and they were finished.


-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 10:46 AM

Great design and functional as well. Excellent job!

-- John, Illinois,

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 02:35 PM

Nice! Very Nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 07:09 PM

Need to check out the reverse Garbage place…
Nice work on the Bread boxes…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 02:00 AM

Very nice boxes and tambour tops Rob….great job

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 05:53 PM

It looks verry pritty,especially sideway drawing

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-22-2013 11:57 PM

Open, says me. Very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 12:26 AM

Hey it worked!

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 07-23-2013 04:32 PM

Very pretty bread box and cool toy garage. Great use and find of the tambour material.

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