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    • kurtvd19

      An Incentive to Start A Build Log - New Plan Set from the NRG   03/17/2018

      An Incentive for Starting a Build Log

      The NRG’s Generic East Coast Oyster Sharpie plan sets have been selling out – we had to reorder prints 2X already.

      BUT nobody has started a build log yet.  As an incentive we have decided to reward the first three (3) MSW / NRG members who purchase the plans and start and continue* actual build logs** from the plans. 

      The build logs should be started in the scratch built forum and labeled with Generic Sharpie – by “your ID”.  When we have six or more build logs up and running we will set up a group build area for the Generic Sharpie build logs.

      The winners will be able to pick any one of the prizes listed below:

      Free registration for one day at 2018 or 2019 NRG Conference                  ($145 value)

      Shop Notes 1 and 2 set                                                                         ($60 value)

      Nautical Research Journal – all content set                                              ($145 value)

      4 CD's or 1 flash drive         

      Continental Galley Washington Plan set                                                    ($65 value)

      1 year NRG membership or extension                                                      ($50 - $62 value)



      *“Continue” means that multiple posts containing build log content must be made for a minimum of 30 days after the initial post.  Logs will be tracked by starting date and the first 3 that have continued for 30 days following their initial post will be declared the winners.

      **Note the words “actual build logs” – no fair showing a few pieces of wood and going no further just to win. 


      The NRG has a new set of plans available for purchase with a free 200+ page full-color monograph .  Check the NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD NEWS forum below for details.  This plan set is developed for the first time scratch builder with limited tools and experience.  All materials are standard strip stock available from hobby wood suppliers.  However, it is also a great project for the more experienced builder looking for a smaller project to take a break from the bigger builds.  Remember MSW Members who provide us their real name are considered members for the discounted price.  An email or call to the office before you order with your real name and MSW user name before you order is needed for the discount code.


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About pythagoras

  • Birthday 01/13/1945

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    Barefoot Bay, Fl
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    Currently building ME's bounty launch

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  1. What have you received today?

    Good on you!!!! Enjoy this build. Pythagoras (Tom)
  2. What have you received today?

    These pictures save me a thousand words!! This is not a commercial, just a good recommendation for an excellent acrylic display case made by Ron Baluch of grandpascabinets.com. Ron is a craftsman and a delight to work with. Check him out. Pythagoras (Tom)
  3. Surprisingly good tweezers...

    Just ordered mine too. Been using hemostats for years. Lets try something new. Thanks!! Pythagoras (Tom)
  4. Chaperon Pilot house nearly done. Thank you Chuck!!! Pythagoras (Tom)
  5. Hi Barry, I'm interested in getting together with like-minded ship builders, but I live 100 miles north of you in Sebastian. That may present a problem. Please keep me informed of any activity by e-mail. tktres@gmail.com Pythagoras (Tom)
  6. That is a really, really cool cabinet, workbench, desk, memo board, and shipyard. All wrapped in a neat package. Enjoy! Pythagoras (Tom)
  7. Here is the progress to date on my MS Chaperon. A great kit. Pythagoras (Tom)
  8. Pythagoras spent most of his life in the Rochester NY area an visited NOLSC at Niagara on the Lake many times. Wish I could be there.
  9. Hello Art, My name is Tom and live in Sebastian, Fl. a bit north of you. I read your post yesterday but had plans for today. I knew that ME was closed on Fridays, but it didn't register with me at the time. I should have responded to let you know. Just a senior moment. I visited ME when they were in Hollywood and would very much like to do so again. I would like to join you at a later date, but not until the week of Oct 16. If that works for you, please pm me with your phone number and I will call you. Regards, Tom
  10. Brigs Niagara and Lawrence

    Thank you for the compliment, Steve. Last month the admiral and I visited Presque Isle and the Niagara Museum. The ship was not in port, so we continued to our destination--Rochester, NY-- to visit family and friends. Guess what ship was moored alongside the port of Rochester? You are right. I talked to a sailor in training, who happened to be from Erie, about the lifting exercise. He explained to me that it did not occur outside the bay, but over a bar that was inside. I have not had time to check that out, but it is interesting. btw, I have also built a model of the gunboat Philadelphia after visiting the replica boat at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and the actual gunboat at the Smithsonian Institute. Pythagoras (Tom)
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    I need a microscope just to see this--fantastic work. Pythagoras

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