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Old 03-26-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default New house new projects.

Bought a house in Christoval last year and we have a few different projects going on, like to share our progress.

First up is have a elevated garden going in.
Got a good deal on railroad ties at $4 a piece.
Going to have to line them with plastic because weíre pretty close to the lateral lines.
I have a pretty cool idea for a garden fence, Iíll post updates soon as they come along.


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Old 03-26-2018, 04:49 PM   #2
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Wife planted her garden


Building a small pond so I could use the top soil for our yard.




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Old 03-26-2018, 04:54 PM   #3
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:52 PM   #4
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Like that ride in the driveway. Can we get some pics please?
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:06 PM   #5
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I have always heard not to use rail road ties for garden beds due to the chemicals in the wood. I have no idea if this is really true just thought I would pass along the info in case you would like to check in to it. They do look nice though!

Edit: i was curious so I just googled it. I realize a lot of what you read on the internet is bs but it’s recommended not to handle retired railroad ties without long sleeves and gloves. Lots of scary side effects. Might be worth researching further before you do any more work with them.

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Old 03-26-2018, 08:21 PM   #6
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I have always heard not to use rail road ties for garden beds due to the chemicals in the wood. I have no idea if this is really true just thought I would pass along the info in case you would like to check in to it. They do look nice though!

Edit: i was curious so I just googled it. I realize a lot of what you read on the internet is bs but it’s recommended not to handle retired railroad ties without long sleeves and gloves. Lots of scary side effects. Might be worth researching further before you do any more work with them.
Yeah you bring up a good point that I over looked! I’ll definitely be doing some research on the subject. Thanks for Thinking of it.
I’m going to end up lining them with plastic so that will help a bunch. Also, these ties are pretty old and rotten.

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” … in 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency completed a reassessment … Testing determined that:
1. plant-based creosote has increasingly been used for this purpose since the early 1980’s.
2. that its primary source of potential health risk is to the workers in the wood-treatment plants working with fresh mix but that even that risk is minimized by safe handling,
3. that creosote can be harmful to plants if it comes into direct contact with them … but plants will not absorb the substance into their root tissue.
4. … and creosote will generally not migrate far enough through the soil to reach plants that are a short distance away
5. and … you’re unlikely to have more than short-term direct contact with creosote, and because plants don’t absorb creosote through their roots, you won’t be exposed to it by eating vegetables grown near treated timbers.”

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Old 03-30-2018, 06:09 PM   #7
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Building the pads for my 24x24 shop
And the 30x40 out back.






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Old 03-30-2018, 06:12 PM   #8
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My wife was busy planting trees!



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Really cool timeline video. How did you do it?


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Old 04-08-2018, 11:31 AM   #10
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Making some progress on the fence around the garden!










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Old 04-08-2018, 11:33 AM   #11
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Took some still shots from our security camera and ran them through a gif maker


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Old 04-08-2018, 01:08 PM   #12
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Deer are going to love that garden!
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:36 PM   #13
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Nice work. I like the fence.


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Old 04-08-2018, 04:20 PM   #14
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Got the kids out working lol






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Old 04-08-2018, 04:39 PM   #15
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Sitting here on a heating pad right now and that pic of the Quikkrete bags on the pallet almost made my back spasm!!!

Lots of satisfaction to be had working on one's own place for sure. And, on the matter of the possible toxicity of the ties----don't just check it out check out who is posting it. I distrust nearly everything I read on the web, and for sure if it is out of the left coast area.
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Old 04-09-2018, 04:15 PM   #16
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Looking awesome!!!!!!!
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Old 04-09-2018, 04:27 PM   #17
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I need to hustle up on my shop. My cnc came in and I have no where to put it.



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Old 04-09-2018, 08:33 PM   #18
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Very nice I like how you did your fence with the wood
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:51 PM   #19
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Looking good Bill!
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:59 PM   #20
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that's looking real nice
great to see the kids helping with things .
training them right
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:01 PM   #21
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That for personal use or you do some commercial work? I may have some oilfield parts overflow if you get set up and end up with some extra time.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:10 PM   #22
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That for personal use or you do some commercial work? I may have some oilfield parts overflow if you get set up and end up with some extra time.
Both, appreciate it! We need to get together sometime and talk hunting!

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that's looking real nice

great to see the kids helping with things .

training them right

Yup, my oldest is a huge help. Very advanced in power tools for his age.

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Old 04-10-2018, 01:46 PM   #23
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Bill if every time I looked up my wife presented me with that view, I think I'd lose a whole lot of time in an attempt to get sidetracked!
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:32 PM   #25
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:05 PM   #26
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Bill if every time I looked up my wife presented me with that view, I think I'd lose a whole lot of time in an attempt to get sidetracked!
This is what I was looking like
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:49 AM   #27
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Love the fact you have a CNC and no shop
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Awesome work. Looks great
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:45 AM   #29
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This is what I was looking like
Haha that's great!
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:54 PM   #30
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Love the fact you have a CNC and no shop


Itís getting there!



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