Chamfering Tambour Strips
Here’s a jig I developed to safely chamfer the edges of narrow strips, such as tambours. It consists of a straight piece of scrap as long as the strips and wide enough to be handled safely. Rabbet the bottom edge of the jig a fraction narrower and shallower than the strip, and attach a stop to one end of the rabbet. Now set your jointer fence to the desired angle, place a strip in the rabbet, and run the jig across the jointer. The depth of cut determines how wide the chamfer will be.
Greg Forney, Gilcrest, Colo.
Fine Woodworking Magazine, April 1983 No. 39