Resiliency of Army Engineers in Baghdad, Iraq 2009-10

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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 780 days ago

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 780 days ago

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

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#3 posted 780 days ago

Good work Hooah.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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#4 posted 780 days ago

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 780 days ago

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 780 days ago

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

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#7 posted 780 days ago

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 780 days ago

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 780 days ago

ALLRIGHT good job guys !!!!!!

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#10 posted 780 days ago

Thank you for your service!

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#11 posted 779 days ago

You guys make us proud !
Thank you !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#12 posted 779 days ago

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 779 days ago


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 779 days ago

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

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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#15 posted 779 days ago

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

-- David, Center,Texas

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