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Forum topic by Brandon posted 1867 days ago 876 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brandon

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1867 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tambour roll top desk appliance garage bread box

I am selling 1 brand new Rockler tambour router bit set. Here are the details:

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?Offerings_ID=10282

I am asking $60/BO for this. You can email directly at beevee71@yahoo.com if interested or have any questions.

Thanks for looking.

-- Brandon, Maine, www.maineweddingtrellis.com


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 1751 days ago

Why are you selling this?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 1751 days ago

I bought the Amana bit set instead. More money but easier to use and assemble. This one has been sold.

-- Brandon, Maine, www.maineweddingtrellis.com

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 1751 days ago

Thanks for the answer. These intrigue me. I think I have to develop a lot more skill before I try something like a routed tambour door.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 1750 days ago

I would go with the Amana set. It is a bit pricey @ $180 but it produces a real good product. I posted a review of it for the desk taht I built using it. That will give you more details on my thoughts.

-- Brandon, Maine, www.maineweddingtrellis.com

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#5 posted 1750 days ago

I saw Norm Abram make tambour for his Old Rolltop Desk this morning… all he used was a Roundover bit!

He glued his tambour strips (taped into groups of maybe 5) to some artist canvas with Contact cement…
Seemed to work just fine!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 1750 days ago

I think the gluing onto canvass it the traditional way of making a tambour door. Apparently the tambour curtain is an invention of Abner Cutler (an American) back in the 1850s (“Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works” Bill Hylton; American Woodworker, 2008 p 220)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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