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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:

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      Shop Notes 1 and 2 set                                                                         ($60 value)

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

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      *“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. Good morning, 

     

    I have read your tutorial concerning proportional dividers at least a dozen times.  1.  When on some models, there will be a curve to the deck that will cause the center of the deck to be lower than the ends.  How do I handle this?

     

    2.  Should I ignore deadwood areas?  Is there a way to handle this situation?

     

    Thank-you for taking the time to help out.

     

    Chuck

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    2. achuck49

      achuck49

      I appreciate your rapid response. 

       

      In two or three days I will begin assembling the hull on the Dallas.  I will follow your instructions. 

      Am I correct in the belief that the measurement begin with a straight strange?

       

      Thanks for your time 

       

      Chuck

    3. mikiek

      mikiek

      Chuck - for measuring the frame edges the best method is also the hardest. You'll need to mark where the top edge of the upper most plank will be. Do this on each frame. Then mark where the bottom edge of the bottom most plank will be. This might be a frame or it could be deadwood depending on your build and where the bands end.

       

      Next you need to measure the between the upper and lower mark on each frame. I take a piece of string, put one end on the frame edge at your top mark then run the string down, following the edge, to the lower mark. Do something to notate the bottom spot on the string. Then take the string and stretch it out and measure the distance. Do this for each frame. Note doing this eliminates some (but not all) of the curvature error. Someone the other day used tape instead of string to do this. That might be a good idea just make sure whatever you use stays flush with the frame edge. It's important to get an accurate read for this.

       

      Once you have the total distance for each frame edge, divide that number by the number of bands and you get the width of a band for each frame. If you used tape, you can mark the bands on the tape, put the tape back on the frame edges and then mark the edges. What you want to end up with is something like this

       

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    4. achuck49

      achuck49

      Understand 

       

      Will leave you alone tonight 

       

      Thanks  so much

  2. Ahoy! When working on solid hull boats such as the MS Phantom or Sultana not all areas can be shaped with a dremil or sandpaper. So how does one use a chisel to trim that area between fore and aft decks or thin the thick bow portion. The aft part of the deck should be flat but it slopes upward and that portion of the bullwork needs to be cleaner. How to position the hull for chiseling, how does one do this type of work. Chuck A
  3. JAB3124

    Your work is incredible
  4. 20160609 204051

    I so, oh so, wish I had this type of talent and skills. Case it up and protect it from grandkids.
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    I so wish I had this much talent. great job Chuck A

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