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Wood processing: the ideal set up - Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts showing my ideal wood processing set up. We use a wood-burning stove for about three-quarters of the year, only leaving it idle during the summer months. To supply the stove requires spending a lot of my spare time processing wood. Processing wood includes all the jobs from cutting down trees to putting the logs in the stove. In recent winters we have had some severe storms which created a lot of windblown trees, adding to the requirement for processing wood efficiently.

Stihl Expert Helmet

Sometimes it is the wee details that matter. For years I had made do with various old safety helmets when cutting wood and strimming. However, last year when buying a new chainsaw I decided it also made sense to buy a new helmet kit. Buying replacement ear defenders and a visor, for one of my existing helmets, would have been more expensive than buying a whole new kit. I chose the Stihl Expert Helmet Set[1] .

Echo CS-620SX chainsaw review

The Echo CS-620SX is a great pro-level, medium sized petrol chainsaw. This is my personal review after a year's worth of ownership.

Built to last

Our house has many old style British round-pin sockets installed in the skirting boards. We don't use these sockets but bit-by-bit we are making use of the locations to fit more modern square-pin sockets. I recently removed a 5 amp socket, pictured below, in the downstairs hallway and was amazed with the sturdy build of the back box.

My kingdom for a transponder

We recently purchased a very low mileage secondhand Peugeot Partner Combi. The vehicle is in very good condition and had a full service history. I believe the car, when new, came with one remote control key and one manual key. The remote key had two buttons on it, one to unlock the car and the other to lock it. Through years of use the buttons on the remote key had broken but the previous owner hadn't replaced the key and instead had just taped over the missing buttons.

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