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Offline ChuckM

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Tambour router bit
« on: March 03, 2019, 04:58 PM »
I am planning to do a tambour door project, and came across this bit set:

https://www.rockler.com/tambour-router-bit-set

Does anyone know any alternative/more economical router product or way of making the tambour doors? Thanks.


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Offline JD2720

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Re: Tambour router bit
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 05:44 PM »
Here is another option. It is not economical, but it makes a nice locking tambour.

Lonnie Bird Tambour Bits

Offline Don T

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Re: Tambour router bit
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 06:01 PM »
Here is another option. It is not economical, but it makes a nice locking tambour.

Lonnie Bird Tambour Bits
That set looks really nice. Never seen one like that before.
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Tambour router bit
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 07:19 PM »
I watched this video before I posted my inquiry - http://www.youtube.com/embed/1JrKoMIbrRQ?ecver=2

After further thoughts, I ended up buying the set because its set price is now reduced and after the signup 10% discount, the total cost was $161 US (free UPS 2-day delivery). Since it does not require spending in time or money on canvas or coated wire, I decided to go with this.


Offline cgrutt

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Re: Tambour router bit
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 07:39 PM »
Here is another option. It is not economical, but it makes a nice locking tambour.

Lonnie Bird Tambour Bits
That set looks really nice. Never seen one like that before.

No experience with that particular set but I do have a Lonnie Bird divided light door set and it is very well made.  Believe it is manufactured by CMT.

Offline JD2720

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Re: Tambour router bit
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 07:07 AM »
Here is another option. It is not economical, but it makes a nice locking tambour.

Lonnie Bird Tambour Bits
That set looks really nice. Never seen one like that before.

No experience with that particular set but I do have a Lonnie Bird divided light door set and it is very well made.  Believe it is manufactured by CMT.

The Lonnie Bird router bits are made by Amana.

Offline cgrutt

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Re: Tambour router bit
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 10:54 AM »
Here is another option. It is not economical, but it makes a nice locking tambour.

Lonnie Bird Tambour Bits
That set looks really nice. Never seen one like that before.

No experience with that particular set but I do have a Lonnie Bird divided light door set and it is very well made.  Believe it is manufactured by CMT.

The Lonnie Bird router bits are made by Amana.
Here is another option. It is not economical, but it makes a nice locking tambour.

Lonnie Bird Tambour Bits
That set looks really nice. Never seen one like that before.

No experience with that particular set but I do have a Lonnie Bird divided light door set and it is very well made.  Believe it is manufactured by CMT.

The Lonnie Bird router bits are made by Amana.

Pretty sure mine are CMT like this one except mine came in orange blow mold case


Offline TealaG

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Re: Tambour router bit
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 01:27 PM »
The Lonnie Bird set sounds very nice.  I'm curious though, why does it include a roundover bit?   I watched the video and he never explained that part.  Maybe you roundover the "pin" after cutting the one piece into two?   Enlightment is welcomed.  :)

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Tambour router bit
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 08:12 AM »
The Lonnie Bird set sounds very nice.  I'm curious though, why does it include a roundover bit?   I watched the video and he never explained that part.  Maybe you roundover the "pin" after cutting the one piece into two?   Enlightment is welcomed.  :)
@TealaG
He talked about the round over when he described the steps. round over the edges opposite to the pin otherwise the edges will eventually break. @ 30 secs into the video.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 08:15 AM by Mario Turcot »
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