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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)

      THE RULES

       

      *“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. Hello Art, I just ran across this informative post, many thanks. I'm a fan for using toilet bowl cleaners for other heavy duty cleansing issues, I'll surely add brass blackening to the list. For other uses, the stuff will eliminate all plaque and other deposits from removable dentures, with no harm to the base appliance. One can spend lots of time and cash for a thorough cleaning of dentures....or use toilet bowl and pipe cleaner as a remedy. Fact, this is no BS. I know a thing or two about teeth, not to worry. Now, say aahhh... Michael
  2. Hello Fireman,

     

    My name is Michael, alias 10thumbs on the ModelCarsMagazineForum.

     

    Are you the gentleman who fabricates scratch built brass fire engine models, especially old timers and those that go deep into the woods which most of us don't ever see?

     

    Anyways, I just ran across your query on brass piano hinges, can't help you there, just curious if you are whom I assume.

     

    Greetings to Maine, and hope you can find a hinge source.

     

    Michael

     

     

     

  3. Hello Jörgen, we'd all be pleased if you let us know how things turned out. We're always looking for other methods and materials to use so your input will be appreciated. Good luck and have fun. Michael
  4. Hi Passer, yes, stain before gluing the 2nd planks. Here an example of mahogany strips that I treated with black water based stain. The strips were stained before application. Once glued into position, the sanded planks become a little lighter of course, but can be easily re-stained after gluing and sanding smooth. See the lighter spot on the planks near the keel? Here the same area after being re-stained and then sealed; When the glue covers the previously stained planks, the stain remains as is, because the glue seals the pores, but the rest can be sanded and re-stained, no problems at all with this particular black hull. Michael
  5. Hello Jörgen, personally, I prefer water based stain. This would be a powder that is poured into very hot water, then stirred shortly. Use a jar with a screw lid, and the stain will keep for many years. Water based stain dries quickly, like within 30 minutes. Please note, the wood should be stained before assembly, as it will not penetrate any glue that you may use for joining wood pieces, and the original wood color will remain visible. Good luck and have fun. Michael
  6. Thanks guys for the feedback. Dafi, in your 1st pic I see 3 lines, fairly large, coming down. Do you have a shot of how you did all of them from the inside of the ratlines? Your model looks wonderful. In other words, of the finished model? Thanks Jan for the directions to an excellent build, I don't remember seeing anything quite as stunning as this project. I realize too that sails are better handled from the deck, but how these lines get there is what interests me the most at this time. I think I'll give Mr. EdT's America yet another view. What a wonderful project! Thanks guys for your interest. Michael
  7. About as thick as a big man's arm would be my guess, fairly stout. That's just another reason that I enjoy about watching "Master and Commander", you can get a real idea about the size of rigging. All throughout the movie are lots of closeup shots. Michael
  8. Bingo! This pic is from flick, the deck of the Cutty Sark; Here other shots of rigging running down the shrouds and ratlines; http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-top-deck-of-the-cutty-sark-in-greenwich-london-105044403.html Case closed. Michael
  9. Hi Mike....yes, I think "higher up the masts" is a key phrase with this subject. I've done some searching, further on now, it appears as if the running rigging from the top sails, run down the mast to the main crosstree, then they flare out to run down the inner sides of the lower shrouds, then probably tied off right there at the belaying pin banks. This would be spot on with the ship I'm building. Otherwise, the mast area gets terribly crowded if the all of the running rigging runs all the way down the masts to the deck. Anyway, what other reason would there be so many belaying points and racks along the gunwales, meaning directly below the ratlines? I'll be rigging the ship in this manner. Michael
  10. Hello John and Mark, I've never noticed running rigging being attached to the ship side of shrouds. I wish I could post more uploaded pics that I ran across just recently. John, at this time there is nothing specific to ask, this being a general question. My current project is getting close though to the pint where I have to decide which sails will be mounted, and which will be furled. I'm leaning in the direction of having the gallant yards lowered with furled sails. Great to know of the possibility of using the shrouds for the the top gallant sails. Excellent feedback guys, greatly appreciated. Michael
  11. Hello Members, This link shows pics of running rigging that appears to follow the inner side of shrouds and ratlines; http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sailors-furling-the-sails-of-sailing-ship-stavros-s-niarchos-operated-39301266.html I've seen this on several ships on similar websites. I won't upload any pics here for fear of copyright issues. What is their purpose? Which part of a sail rigging do they belong? Thanks in advance. Michael
  12. Why no hoops on upper masts?

    Excellent! Thank you Henry, this clears up any thoughts or misconceptions. Michael
  13. Why no hoops on upper masts?

    On another note, what about the yards? I know for sure the larger yards were built. What about the upper yards, let's say the mars and upper mars? They must of been very, very heavy. Last week, this was found on Pinterest, unfortunately author is unknown to me. This is the best documentation I've ever seen! Michael Michael
  14. Why no hoops on upper masts?

    Henry, wonderful info, thanks much. Even on big ships, like the 'Victory', I've seen no bands other than on the lower masts. Yes, in the city I live in (in Germany), all through the forests are signs of the historical nature of the present area. Along with other info, there is a reference to the mass depletion of forests during the wooden ship ages, hence all forest here have been planted, and the run is very aligned. Exception being the occasional refuge for the monarchy for hunting purposes. These still have natural growth. Thanks Henry for the clarification. Michael
  15. Hello guys, I've never run across pics showing iron or rope hoops around upper masts. How were they held together? I'm building the Occre 'Dos Amigos' and applied rope hoops round the lower fore and main masts. Weren't there any on the other mast segments? Thanks, Michael

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