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    hello i was wondering what is the actual name for this nifty things



    i am looking for one around 8-9 inches wide

    Yev
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Yevmeister View Post
    hello i was wondering what is the actual name for this nifty things



    i am looking for one around 8-9 inches wide

    Yev

    are you talking about linear slides? can you please explain it a little more
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    • #3
      Making he's thinking of something along the lines of a tambour door?
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      • #4
        oh...thats what those doors are called!
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        • #5
          yeah tambour door !!!, thank you very much for enlightememnt, although i think i will go to home depot, get some styrene, or flexible strips, attach it to the cloth, and make a track out of something, and make a DIY on that

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          • #6
            Yev, that's how those doors are made. My dad used to build custom cabinets for Gulfstream jets. There's a thick cloth backing and they glue little strips of wood to the front of it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Yevmeister View Post
              yeah tambour door !!!, thank you very much for enlightememnt, although i think i will go to home depot, get some styrene, or flexible strips, attach it to the cloth, and make a track out of something, and make a DIY on that

              Yev
              Yev if you find a good source for t molding plz post it or let me know homedpot by me seems to only like metal i need plastic
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              • #8
                http://www.t-molding.com

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                • #9
                  have you tried www.mcmaster.com they are awesome!
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                  • #10
                    i will see what i can do, they also sell the shades stips for window shades, how of them have thick ridgid design, that you ccould easily cit with scissors, then glue to the cloth, and tack it into T- track, i am sure there is something made of ABS, that you can shape with heat gun, or a toaster

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                    • #11
                      you could also use a router and some mdf to make a track
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scott_fx View Post
                        you could also use a router and some mdf to make a track
                        Then you could follow curves. I refinished an old cabinet for my grandma that had these type of doors. Looked pretty simple to build.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by scott_fx View Post
                          you could also use a router and some mdf to make a track
                          quick and easy solution, than just fabricate, and reinforce with some resin, and you are set

                          Yev
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                          • #14
                            MDF is strong, why would you need to reinforce it?

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                            • #15
                              Tambour (or rather finding them) sucks.

                              I started to make my own. I later abandoned it as I'd have to cut away too much of the dash inside.



                              I just used a sheet of 3/16 abs, cut it to size of the overall door, then cut it into slats, the tricky part was cutting out the tabs.

                              Then I glued it with spray adhesive to heavy canvas. It's quite strong, but doing the tabs by hand is a PITA.

                              I was going to have the slats made by a company that did CAD production. I believe it would have been under $40 USD to have them laser cut out of 1/4 abs.

                              Some pics of what I did, keep in mind, this was intended as a proof of concept.











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