Final Projects in Afghanistan

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Project by TexasDawg posted 01-26-2010 10:47 AM 2687 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the military went crazy and blocked access to just about every web site out there, so I was no longer able to access the LumberJocks site after my last entry. I finally finished my time in the war zone and I am currently in Germany on my way back to the good old USA. Before I got out, several different people were hitting me up for all kinds of shelves, benches and other goodies. I couldn’t get them all done, so I passed the reigns on to another woodworker who just arrived. It cost me $80 to send my DeWalt tools back home. I do want to thank everyone for the support while I was over in Afghanistan dodging IEDs and rockets. One of the worst attacks in Kabul happened on my way out of town – I guess the Taliban didn’t want me to leave. Well, enough of my rambling…

I wade a tool box on wheels to store all of the tools I left behind. My last two projects were a custom desk and a bench for the showers in a new housing building they are still working on. We were in the process of building a two story addition to our office that I was helping with when I left.

I guess now I will have to build some non-scrap wood items to post to the site. I finished my new workshop 3 days before I deployed, but now I need to find a new job that will bring in the income. I heard there might be people needing chairs in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area – let me know if you know anything about chairs.

Thanks for Supporting the Troops!

LT Steven Deputy (USN), from the Army of One Less, because I am outta there!

-- "Counting down the days till I get back to my workshop..."

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#1 posted 01-26-2010 12:03 PM

Welcome back, LT. Have a cold one (or 10) in Germany for me – if you can get outside the terminal, that is.

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 01:17 PM

welcome home… safe and sound.

keep up the woodworking!

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 01:29 PM


and thank you , Deputy ,

well done !

welcome home .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Tim Dahn

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 01:32 PM

Thanks for serving LT Steve, glad to here you are on you way home.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 02:33 PM

Thanks for serving America. Welcome home.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 01-26-2010 03:36 PM

Welcome home Sailor! Regarding your woodwork contributions to the combined forces – BZ! If you find a way to get to Rochester, NY, you always have a place to stay, good Finger Lakes wine and warm meals on me. Thank you for your service to country. Never give up the ship! Have a safe trip back. CDR Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#7 posted 01-26-2010 04:10 PM

Welcome home! Hope to see many new projects after some well deserved relaxation. Thanks for serving.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#8 posted 01-26-2010 04:31 PM

Welcome home and good luck on the job search. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#9 posted 01-26-2010 04:54 PM

LT. your service is appreciated by all of us and probably by many over there. Good luck with job and future endeavors.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#10 posted 01-26-2010 05:25 PM

Thank you.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#11 posted 01-26-2010 05:40 PM

Welcome home and thanks for being there. We all appreciate the fine group that has been there, is there now, and will go in the future.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#12 posted 01-26-2010 05:40 PM

Good practical projects

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 01-26-2010 05:42 PM

Thanks for service, and those are some nice projects.

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#14 posted 01-26-2010 06:04 PM

Its great to hear you are on your way home. I’m looking forward to seeing your projects from your own shop. Many thanks to you and all of our military who sacrifice so much for our country. God bless and best of luck in the future.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#15 posted 01-26-2010 06:25 PM

Thanks Lt. for carrying on the strong Naval traditions that have made the Navy and Marines what they are today…I am glad you are out of harms way and on your way home…I remember that day like it was yesterday.

Medically retired after my 7 years. God I miss it!

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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