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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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I am building a large barrel shaped sauna for an organization that I help run. I have the general outline and blueprints figured out on how I am going to do it, however I am having some difficulty figuring out how to get some of the routing done.

I am constructing the sauna out of 2" x 6" cedar planks, of which I need to create T & G joints on 32 boards and Bead and Cove joints 50 boards. I am struggling to find bits large enough to create these grooves on the 2" side.

Can anyone help me understand why these are difficult to find? or If they are easy to find and I am not looking in the right places can someone help direct me to the appropriate place to find them?

I am also open to any advice from anyone on creating these grooves in boards this large.
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hello N/A.. welcome to the forums...
and reference to what to what you are wanting would be helpful...
for the bead and cove... but you aren't saying what size abs profile..
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instead of T&G go w/ a splined joint...
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Traditional saunas are square or rectangular. I would say there is a reason for that.

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You don't need a sauna. Just spend July-September in SE TN. Or Louisiana. Square or rectangular is what I have seen over the years.

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Any barrel shaped container will require chamfer shaped edges????

Is it barrel shaped or just round?

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Thank you for the many kind greetings to the forum and the invitation to TN and LA. My back up is to construct a box shaped sauna, this barrel shaped sauna is simple nicer on the eyes.

The following website gives decent general outlines as to what I am trying to accomplish: I am not able to post url's so google gibbonswhistler diy outdoor sauna; the website will read similare to the following... gibbonswhistler /build-diy-outdoor-sauna-backcountry

Pictures of similar saunas can be found here: search for images by using google image search term "barrel sauna"
The Sauna is more round than barrel shaped.

Would a could a round over bit and a bullnose bit that are matching create the bead and cove joint I am hoping for?
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