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Forum topic by Matt posted 1366 days ago 777 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt

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1366 days ago

Hey guys, quick question here. I plan on building an roll top desk, I’ve been drawing up plans and working on prototypes. All is well but I cannot figure out how to route a groove to accept the tambour. It has to be dead accurate and it has to be done twice. (one on each side) I do have a router but I can’t figure out a jig to route it out.
Thanks for any tips!

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!


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patron

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#1 posted 1366 days ago

cut the shape in ply or particle board
use a template guide
and a straight or spiral bit to follow
flip jig over for other side rout

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1366 days ago

Like David said or you can buy a special router bit set that makes interlocking taumbour

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10282&source=googleps&utm_source=GoogleBase&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Google

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Matt

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#3 posted 1366 days ago

I’m not so much worried about the actual tambour itself but the groove that it rides in on the sides. David hit it right on the button though.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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hunter71

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#4 posted 282 days ago

Amazing the help one can find on L/J’s Thanks, Doug

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