Time to get the wood stove ready for winter. We have a high-efficiency wood stove and need to sweep the chimney of creosote and clean the ash buildup inside the stove. This year we tested a new chimney brush and flexible rod kit along with an ash vacuum by shop-vac. We also made fire starter bags from chainsaw wood curls. And we highlighted a wood stove fan by EcoFan.
This will become a pretty big part of the website. I love tools and what they can do for us. I’ll work with old and new and talk about the use and necessity of each.
For my Timber Frame Style Woodshed project and Garden Pavilion Build, I used this jigsaw to cut curved profiles in the ends of 6″ x 6″ beams and in rafters. This Bosch Jigsaw model JS470EB review demonstrates the capabilities of this tool and it’s put to the test cutting heavy timbers.
A reciprocating saw can be used for branch trimming & pruning. Battery powered & fitted with a pruning blade, it performs well at this task.