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Project by Puupaja posted 12-10-2009 01:48 PM 1933 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

That´s finnish holy place where you were born..(old times) here sauna is part of our nature. First one I is made from alder 3 pictures and the other is heat treated aspen, walls were owner made from spruce. Frame I always made from steel it´s so easy to shape and of course strong.

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jim C

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#1 posted 12-10-2009 03:44 PM

Good grief, that is gorgeous! You are an artist.
Could you post an article on steam bending?

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#2 posted 12-10-2009 04:22 PM

Great projects.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-10-2009 04:38 PM

Absolutly spectacular! Wonderful craftsmanship!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 12-10-2009 05:46 PM

Had almost 12 inches (about 30 cm) of snow fall yesterday. Would be nice to have access to one of those when I got home.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 06:23 PM

I agree with Jim C. that is gorgeous and I’d really appreciate an article on steam bending. A lot of mid-western crafts and utility goods are made by bending. I would like to venture into some of the Smokey mountain and Ozark mountain styles. Great work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 12-10-2009 06:34 PM

Hey Puupaja
This a great project with wonderful details it’s just super all the way around.

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#7 posted 12-10-2009 06:40 PM

Very nice work! Those benches look a LOT more comfortable than my flat cedar benches. Remind me to fly you out to Michigan to buid mine when I make my first million $.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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Porkchop's Workshop

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#8 posted 12-10-2009 08:14 PM

Looks great!!! Good Job

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#9 posted 12-10-2009 09:15 PM

Beautiful – wish I had one of those for after a long day in the shop.

Doug

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#10 posted 12-10-2009 10:42 PM

Beautifully done, just amazing.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jordan

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#11 posted 12-10-2009 11:38 PM

With my cold shop, I wish it WAS my shop!!!! How I’d sit and carve and sweat and carve and sweat. Love the curve in the seats.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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#12 posted 12-11-2009 12:10 AM

i guess you havent been told the rules to belong to this site…you must build one of these sauna’s for another lumber jock and it would just happen that it would be made for me…so being a humble person as i am…haha..you can arrive any time and make the sauna…you have done a beautiful job here…welcome to the site…i look forward to seeing your work..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Puupaja

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#13 posted 12-11-2009 03:29 AM

Thanks for everybody maybe I start make saunas in your country I think I have some clients now.. I was 22 years ago working in a farm in Shickley, Nebraska and that time I noticed people there didnt´know sauna they said that people in Finland must be very headstrong living next to russia arouded by icebears and going to sauna naked… about this curved shapes I didn´ use steam bending just clued thin piece together to this shape, someday I am going to try steam bending it would be intresting experiment

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Puupaja/357028681017482

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thedudeabides

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#14 posted 12-11-2009 08:18 AM

I’ve actually just finished roughing in a sauna, and plan to start crafting the insides after the holidays. I’ve found nice designs online, but nothing as refined as yours. A master Finnish sauna.

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Jeison

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#15 posted 12-11-2009 08:27 AM

Do want…must has… :)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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