Resiliency of Army Engineers in Baghdad, Iraq 2009-10

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Project by SergeantSawDust posted 06-08-2012 05:16 PM 5742 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These photos were taken in 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq while I was attached to the 321st engineering detachment out of Knoxville, TN. Most of these were done with nothing more than a router, skil saw, and a lot of improvising. Everything from making our own stains to designing our own lathe helped these projects come to life.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 05:42 PM

Making do with what you have to make what you need, the mark of a first class engineer. We appreciate your commitment and sacrifice. Thanks for serving.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 05:52 PM

Good old American ingenuity! That’s what makes our country great. Thanks for your service.

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 05:58 PM

Good work Hooah.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 06:09 PM

Makes me proud to be an American. Thanks for your service

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 06:20 PM

I think a training with the military would be a great way of learning to improvise on all sorts of things which would stay with you for all time.It would appear these guys are showing us an example of just that,

God Bless america and her lovely folk. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 06:24 PM

Stuff like this makes me think I’d get more done if I had fewer tools.

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#7 posted 06-08-2012 06:39 PM

Oh man, I want to see what you made with that lathe! You guys rock!

-- Steve O in Oregon

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#8 posted 06-08-2012 07:13 PM

Just shows that our guys really are some of the best and the brightest :)

Very impressive work


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#9 posted 06-08-2012 07:55 PM

ALLRIGHT good job guys !!!!!!

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#10 posted 06-08-2012 08:18 PM

Thank you for your service!

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#11 posted 06-08-2012 11:38 PM

You guys make us proud !
Thank you !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#12 posted 06-08-2012 11:53 PM

Nice work and great thinking! Welcome home! and thanks for your service!

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#13 posted 06-09-2012 12:20 AM


Black and Gold tools in Iraq. Must be part of Steeler nation.

-- Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, is of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. -- C.S. Lewis

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#14 posted 06-09-2012 02:09 AM

I especially love that tapered roller bearing as a live center. What a monster!

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#15 posted 06-09-2012 02:17 AM

I thank you and your family for the sacifice and service.

-- David, Center,Texas

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