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Project by NightRouter posted 776 days ago 1045 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pics are from Haiti following the Earthquake. I had a workspace and shop tent set up. unfortunatly my supplies and tools were limited but I was able to secure a generator, circular saw, and small belt sander. I built benches, tables, shower/hygene stations, gaurdshacks, floors, and repaired several structures. Some was relief work and some was on our little “MASH” like post to make life easier for our own who were there for the humanitarian aid effort. All in all it was allot of work and allot of fun. Not fine woodwork but it’s a start.





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canadianchips

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#1 posted 776 days ago

Congrats. This is a story I ENJOY.
Hats off to you and all the other people that were there.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 776 days ago

I am sure the people you’re helping think it’s fine Woodworking. Your efforts humble us. Keep up the good work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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NightRouter

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#3 posted 775 days ago

Gentlemen,
I appreciate the good word. I thought someone might find it interesting. I had a blast and was fortunate to be given the freedom to create my job there. We built all kinds of crazy things out of wood in between our missions to move relief aid to distro points and people to safety. I’ll see if I can dig up some pictures of other “field woodworking”. Funny thing is, I’m not an Army carpenter so when I get to do this stuff it’s a blessing. I love it.

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balidoug

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#4 posted 775 days ago

Sounds like the finest kind of woodworking: you put what you knew to work helping others. Well done.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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dbray45

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#5 posted 775 days ago

Having been to Haiti in the seventies, and life has not improved much since, this IS a serious step up.

The politics then did not permit the people to grow and later regimes did no better. To actually provide the work instead of aide (money) gives the people something they can use. Good job.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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