This was birthday present for my youngest daughter. Ash with cherry accents. Used the Amana router bits for the tambours, finished with Watco medium walnut and wipe on poly.
What a great project! I like tambour doors very much, and it’s on my list to learn how to do. This is a very nice project, and I’ll bet your daughter loves it.
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Sweet, excellent work!
Wolf (& Rabbit!)
That is sweet. Man, there are a lot of slats there. You must have some serious focus.
-- -- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)
I can’t even imagine all those slats. Great job!
Thank you. There are 41 tambours counting the handle. The bits make two at a time and I had 2 crack while routing. It was a fun 6 weeks making it. She liked it so it was worth it.
Very nice desk! Are those tambour bits hard to use? Do you need to make a jig for safety reasons? I’m considering making a desk with a roll top – like the one our family had when I was a kid. I learned how to type on Dad’s manual typewriter on that desk.
No they are quite easy. Feather boards both upper and lower are needed as well as a good push stick. It is a three bit set that can only be used in a router table. A video comes with the bits.
Wonderful gift she had to love it.
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