Fiskars X27 Splitting Axe

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Posted by Jason Pullen | Posted in Self Sufficient Living: Review | Posted on 01-01-2014

Christmas has come and gone, presents exchanged some good some bad, some useful others not so. One present that I did receive was the Fiskars X27.

 

 

The X27 is a long handled log splitter, the head is shaped and coated to disperse wood and split cleanly. It’s designed for splitting medium to large logs, which we have an abundance of, and not get jammed in the process.
On Boxing day I took this baby for a cathartic joy ride…

 

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Self Sufficient Living Review : Wood Grenade Wood Splitter

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Posted by Jason Pullen | Posted in Self Sufficient Living: Review | Posted on 25-02-2012

Who needs the gym when you have wood to split! I’ve managed to source a generously sized walnut tree that had recently been felled, its been separated into logs of various sizes, some as large as 2 foot in diameter, these are way to big to be split with a simple axe, enter stage right, the wood grenade.


Check out the wood grenade here at amazon.

The wood grenade is diamond shaped with a very sharp point and is designed to split logs into four, the pointy end is great for an easy start and placing directly in the centre of that log you are splitting, this is essential to splitting the log into more than two pieces.

I have a 4 pound sledgehammer and to be honest I’m not that handy with these things, I thought that I should start slowly, for my own sake and everyone around me!

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Self Sufficient Living : Switch dimmable energy saving light bulb

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Posted by Jason Pullen | Posted in Self Sufficient Living: Review | Posted on 03-01-2012

The new house has really inefficent spotlights in every room and I think they generate more heat than they do light. Before I get hit with a massive energy bill, I think it’s time for a energy saving eco bulb makeover! (say that fast three times!)
Elly likes to be able to dim the lights as she sees fit, but the problem is we only have conventional  light switches and no dimmers. After trawling the web I found a great solution, a Switch dimmable energy saving light bulb.

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