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

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.

VGO Cut Resistant Gloves
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Review of VGO Cut Resistant Gloves

After a series of annoying leaks in our master bathroom (more on that saga later) we decided that enough was enough and that we were going to gut and redo it. Since we are going to do most of the removal work ourselves, my wife purchased us a couple of pairs of VGO Cut Resistant Gloves.