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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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  1. Just joined the NRG. Is but a small price to pay for what is offered here. Cant thank the NRG enough! Huzzah!!!! Tom E
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Might as well have dipped these things right into the wood filler there's so much on it! Plus........what I taketh away......the almighty wood filler puts back! Tom E
  3. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Brian, Yup, that's one of the cutters from Niagara in the pic. Tom E
  4. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Dave, Cant agree with you more. Got my Mini about 2 weeks ago. Its so handy and VERY easy on the hands. The regular sized Dremels can wear on the hands after a while. This little one is perfect. Works great on small items where you need that light touch. Tom E
  5. What have you received today?

    Something about finding a delivery at home that sets the weekend off right! This is a little treat for myself from this years tax returns. I also bought enough product from Syren to rig my entire Niagara with proper blocks and rope. Well, just about enough. It'll take a few more orders. I'm spreading them out. Have wanted the Bowdoin for a while. But I felt guilty buying it as I have a little stash forming. Waiting is the Constitution, Kate Cory and the Dapper Tom. All from Model Shipways. What can I say......I like there kits. There's a sticker on the bottom with a born on date of 1/31/18. I have never seen a "born on date" before. I like it. A build log will most certainly happen! But not yet. I want to keep plowing thru the Niagara. I very rarely have more than one project going at once. I'll start another one when I'm getting close to finishing the other. Exceptions can happen! Just upon a preliminary inspection the quality can be seen......and I wanna tear into it!!!!!! I see Mahogany in the wood bag! My first "exotic" wood. So far its been basswood, balsa and plywood. Tom E
  6. What have you received today?

    Thanks Jesse, I'm the same crazy flag guy, thought I was the only one! I have a small collection, but always trying to expand it. Tom E
  7. What have you received today?

    Evening, Just received today. Not quite ship related, but its close historically. Plus, there going in my Shipyard anyways. The first 2 are self explanatory. The third one is The Green Mountain Boys of Vermont. The last one is the Bunker Hill flag. Tom E
  8. What have you received today?

    I've gotten that gift before! At least yours looks like it was wrapped. Tom E
  9. Don't know if this helps, but here's my 2 cents. I have Windows 10 but no Chrome. I have not seen anything like this. Everything works perfectly on my side. Tom E
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    Beautiful! Tom E
  11. Your favorite saying

    2 winners I've heard in the medical industry....... "He's as nutty as squirrel turd" and "You can wish in one hand and poop in the other and see which one gets filled first" Tom E
  12. All I see are the toothbrush pics, and boxes that show where a pic/jpg should be but no pic.
  13. Absolutely bloody brilliant! Does the neck of it stand up to the downward pressure applied while sanding? Tom E
  14. I am what's called a COA, that is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. Been doing it for 15+ years now. Prior to this, my job was drinking beer. I did it very well but have since moved on, life does that. A lot of my fellow modelers may have met someone like me if you've ever needed cataract, retina or glaucoma surgery. I even do regular eye exams with the Optometrists when needed, glass prescriptions and the like. But I mostly work with the surgeons. I'm the guy that gets you ready prior to meeting the surgeon. We do a pretty thorough exam, especially if its cataract surgery, as a lot of what is done to correct the eyes is based off that exam. So be good to the assistants in ANY doctors office! We earn our supper everyday! Tom E
  15. 18th Century Longboat

    Great looking ship!

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