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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. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    I'd leave the skin off altogether. Probably a bit late to drill some lightening holes? Danny
  2. PE Tool Suggestion

    Cut a flat angle in the end of a toothpick and lick it. This works well for parts that are a bit small for tweezers. Use one or two tiny drops of PVA glue to position the part, allow to dry for a few minutes, then apply CA glue. A sewing needle with the end of the eye ground off, held in an Xacto handle, makes neat work of applying a small amount of CA. Danny
  3. Home Made Sanding Blocks

    I use Contact Cement, and remove the worn-out sandpaper with a Heat Gun. The paper peels off after a couple of seconds of heat. CAUTION - the heat would probably also destroy your fabricated sanding sticks, unless you used Epoxy to glue the handles on. Danny
  4. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    I've cut the same piece three times and it's STILL too short . Danny
  5. You've blown it now Grant - this is the end of your "me" time . Danny
  6. Birthdays

    Happy Birthday to Chuck Passaro . Danny
  7. Sherline mill and lathe questions

    Zip Ties . Danny
  8. Sherline mill and lathe questions

    I agree with all of Doug's comments. I have the 8-axis Mill and have never found the need to set it up as such, the Tilt Table and Rotary Table as well as a few other bits and pieces have removed the need to use the extra axes. I also have the long-bed lathe, and I rarely use the extra length (I shape all my masts and yards by hand - it's actually a lot easier once you know the technique ). The long-bed lathe is useful in so far as the extra length allows you to move the tailstock well out of the way when setting up longer pieces that won't go through the centre hole. I have both machines fitted with DRO (an absolute MUST HAVE in my opinion), and both share the one Readout box. Changing from one machine to another can be done in about 30 seconds. In regard to your "Inch" Mill - about all you would need to change are the leadscrews and handwheels. I'd say this would be considerably cheaper than buying a new mill even if you got a really good price for the old one. Cheers, Danny
  9. Try either THIS ONE or THIS ONE for Craft wire in the UK. Looks like they come in various suitable sizes and lots of other colours besides black. Cheers, Danny
  10. Unfortunately I no longer have that shop setup . I've moved house several times since I was there, and am "reduced" to working from a single workbench. I still have all my tools, but anytime I need to do something on the lathe or mill I have to drag it out of a cupboard . Another reason why I got into Card modelling . Cheers, Danny
  11. Bill, I can't remember if they came with the wheels or if I bought them separately. It WAS about 12 years ago . I do know that they are Sherline items however, and would have just bolted on without any modification. Danny
  12. Mike, don't forget that you'll need TWO DRO sensor kits (but only one display). From memory they are the cheaper part of the setup. Danny
  13. Hmm, you're right Chuck . I've edited it a bit, but that's about the best I can do and still be able to read it without wearing glasses . Danny
  14. Hi Mike, To Edit your Signature : 1. Click on your Username in the top-left of any page. 2. Click on "Account Settings" in the drop-down menu. 3. Click on "Signature" in the next Menu. 4. Edit and Save your Signature. To add a Link : 1. Open the Topic or Page you want to create the Link to (Open in a New Window works best). 2. "Copy" the address in the Address Bar at the top of the page (right-click on the Address and select Copy). 3. Highlight the word(s) in your Signature that you want to use as the Link. 4. Select the "Link" icon - it looks like 3 links of a chain. 5. "Paste" the previously copied Address in the URL bar. Save the Link. Danny
  15. G'day Jobbie, and another welcome to MSW from about 30km up the road . It looks like Frontline Hobbies stocks have been somewhat depleted? I also built the Supply, but it was the crappy Artesania kit. She turned out OK though, after a LOT of Scratchbuilding. She's now in the museum on Norfolk Island. Your work looks really good, and I'm sure your Supply will be no exception. Have fun. Danny

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