sawbuck from reclaimed wood
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We built a sawbuck from old reclaimed oak

A sawbuck (or sawhorse) is a stand that is used for cutting or chainsawing wood and logs into manageable pieces that will fit into your fireplace or wood burning stove. To date, when chainsawing wood, it’s involved me bending over and cutting logs on the ground or placing branches on a tree stump, neither of which are particularly safe practice

Karcher SE 4001 vacuum cleaner
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Karcher SE 4001

When working on DIY projects that make a lot of mess and dust inside the house, we try to keep things as contained and clean as possible. When gutting our master bathroom, we’ve had to cut into plasterboard and tiles, which is very messy and dusty work, and I can’t emphasise what an invaluable asset Read More…

Makita DUC353 cordless chainsaw
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Cordless Makita Chainsaw Review

When we moved into our new property, we inherited a small wood supply consisting of offcuts and small logs from the previous owners. We have two wood burning stoves inside the house, and we needed a tool that would allow us to cut some of the logs so that they would fit in our Chesney stoves.

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Gutting our master bathroom

Last week Friday, as we were heading to bed, we discovered water leaking through our hallway ceiling. Leaks of this nature are scary. We turned the stopcock off, but the leak persisted. Upon checking the central heating pressure, it was through the roof. We turned our heating off and bled some radiators to get the pressure down. It worked.