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      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.

Peter Bloemendaal

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  • Birthday 04/21/1958

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  1. Them Old Jokes

    For all those insomniacs out there, look on the bright side... It's only 3 nights sleep until Christmas...
  2. Them Old Jokes

    After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago. Not to be outdone by the British, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the New York Times: "American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the British". One week later, Australia's Northern Territory Times, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his backyard in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, aboriginal Billi Bunji, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely f#@k-all. Billi has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Australia had already gone wireless..." Makes me feel bloody proud to be Australian!
  3. Hi Yuriy, I haven't got the specific drawing for the plank bender in the photo, but I used the French curves in the attached pdf to create my plank bender. So maybe this helps. Cheers, Peter metric-french-curves2.pdf
  4. What have you received today?

    Thanks Ken, Art, We got him when the previous owner couldn't look after him anymore due to some personal changes. They were pretty devastated having to let him go. It's a good sign to know he was well loved when he spends a full day staring at the door waiting to be picked up. I think the main training will be necessary for the choc lab, who is used to getting ALL the attention and doesn't get that whole sharing thing yet . Looks like I'm having 2 dogs at my feet when working on the boat in the shed....
  5. What have you received today?

    Meet Jack, our new black lab. Picked him up yesterday. We already have a chocolate lab called 'Django', who now has someone to play with.....
  6. Just like in school!

    Just my 2 cents worth. 1. Buy a ship you really like the look of. 2. Buy a beginners Mamoli kit so you get used the Mamoli way of doing things (not sure about this one...) 3. Make sure it has a lot of the tasks that are repeated in the Victory, so include basic planking (no solid hull), it has a few gun assemblies, only one mast with full rigging, etc. 4. Create a log so you can get a lot of help and it keeps you motivated (at least it does for me). 5. Keep plugging away...and plugging away....and... Mind you, reading your post again you seem to have been modelling for many years including wood, so you might not be that far off giving the Victory a go.
  7. The wisdom of buying expensive tools when you’re old...

    You are asking fellow modellers if you are right buying a nice tool AND you can afford it.... Mmmm, I wonder what the responses will be like.....
  8. Wood Quality in old kits

    Thanks John, Thunder & Jaager, I have decided to run with it and see how I go when I build it. I don't think the plywood is that critical because there is not much bending involved and the wood for planking can be replaced if needed. The question was more intended to find out if there were any visual indicators that the wood had deteriorated. Bending and breaking is a good test but not a good strategy if the kit was meant to be returned for a full refund. Everything that was originally sealed was still sealed and the plywood didn't look that bad. Maybe I overreacted a bit when opening the box after expecting a (near) new kit. Well..., lesson learned and I definitely think twice before jumping too quick onto EBay again....
  9. Wood Quality in old kits

    Thanks grsjax, I was afraid it was a bit of an open ended question. I was looking for an easy way of testing it out prior to finding out when I get around building it. Or if all dry and brittle wood can be somehow recovered by soaking it. Although the question probably falls under the "how long is a piece of string" category
  10. Wood Quality in old kits

    Just looking for some advice here. I purchased a kit on Ebay that was advertised as "New & Unopened". When I received it the rubber bands holding the wood strips had disintegrated and at some point had melted and were stuck onto the strips. Tracing the serial number with the supplier it turned out the kit was manufactured in 2005. The question is; Is there a way to tell if the wood in the kit is still good to be used. Can it be dried out in storage to the point it has become unuseable. Cheers, Peter
  11. Just a quick question for the administrators. My Gallery photo's are up there for over a week now. I expected them to be there for only a few days at most. Is it my job to remove them or do they get bumped off when someone posts a new set. I don't want to take up the space while someone else is waiting in line....
  12. SF Gallery 2.jpg

    Thanks Osmosis, I enjoyed building it and would definitely recommend it. Cheers, Peter
  13. SF Gallery 3.jpg

    Thanks Patrick.
  14. SF Gallery 1.jpg

    Thanks Nils.
  15. SF Gallery 4.jpg

    Thanks Ragove & Jesse, The admiral was skeptical when I bought it but grew to liking it more & more as I Progressed. It was a great one to built. Jesse, I have been following the build of your Syren as I started building it myself and am impressed of your skills. I've got my work cut out for me trying to reach those heights....

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