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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)

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Greaet work, Very nice…
 

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That's really cool
 

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Nice build Jim.

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



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 !!
 

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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.
 

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

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Do you, by any chance, have the full size templates to share? I have tried to get them through Wood Workers website but it seems they are not available anymore.
 
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