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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

      4 – CDs or 1 Flash Drive            ($150 value)

      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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    John It is 1/8 or .125 Jim
  2. Thunder It is also capacitor run Jim
  3. Rok I did your shipping quote and gave it to Donna the day it came in. She may have forgotten to send it to you or she may have had a problem with your email. As far as I know we didn't get any other emails from you. What is your email address. Sorry about the delay. If I remember correctly you should be sitting down when you get the shipping quote. regards Jim Model Machines
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    Art I watch this one from time to time, it's in south FL They have 2 new additions in the nest right now http://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html Jim
  5. Janet and others I got this from the motor manufacturer this morning The factory reviewed this issue and provided the following feedback: Here is the preliminary analysis and investigation for this issue: The motor insulation class is B that has a temperature rating of 130C (266F). This motor also has a thermal protector attached on the winding which will protect for over-heating. When the temperature is over 110C (230F) on the winding, the thermal protector will trip for protection. After cooling under 100C (212), the motor can work again. Usually the housing temperature is 20 degrees less than the winding. When the housing temperature is over 65C (149F), it will feel hot to your hand. Therefore, it is not surprising that you can not touch the motor housing. The odor that the customer smelt is from the volatilization of the varnishing with the stator, NOT the paint. In another words, as long as the motor internal temperature is not over 110C (230F), the motor will work. Once it is over 110C, the thermal protector will provide protection for the motor so it would not be damaged, so the motor design is safe. after 35 minutes of constant run time the 230v motor would be about 75C or 167F, too hot to handle but will not damage the motor They also included 35 pages of all the testing they have done over the years. So, the motors will run hot, it doesn't damage the motor The "plastic can" that melted on your motor was the capacitor and that is very unusual. We have only replaced 2 or 3 over the years. Please make sure the capacitor that was replaced is marked 12uf and no higher or it may burn the motor out regards Jim
  6. Janet I am doing a thermal test on the 230v motors and have contacted the manufacturer to get the running specs. Will get back to you soon regards Jim
  7. Mit This should fit the mount http://www.ebay.com/itm/Starrett-No-463M-Micrometer-Head-0-13mm-Range-0-01mm-Graduations-/142532484230?epid=1748534897&hash=item212f991c86:g:uiYAAOSwCV5Z2ljS Jim
  8. Mit The .010 blade is going to flex no matter what you do, a 0 insert won't help. The mic head is a 3/8 mount, no threads, it's glued on with locktite regards Jim
  9. Thickness sander

    Kurt We survived the storm ok, no damage to the house other than a few screens blowing off the porch. A few of my neighbors trees came down, one across the driveway which I turned into small logs by 9am with the chain saw and one on his neighbors house which was next. The power went out at 9:45 Sunday night and finally came back on Thursday evening. It was a miserable few days with the heat and humidity. We have a 5000kw generator so we were able to power our fridges, a few lights, a fan and a small window ac I took out of my model shop window. Some people still don't have any power and then there's the flooding. The machine shop fared pretty well also. The only damage was a little water blowing under the doors and of course no power until late Thursday night so the CNC's got a mini vacation. The major damage was caused by me. i needed an extra sheet of plywood to cover one of our sliding glass doors and there was none to be found at the stores so I removed a piece of the plywood floor I put over the office at the shop. Forgot that I connected all the supports for the suspended ceiling to the underside so when I slid the ply off the ceiling came down. Spent all day yesterday putting it back up. The office needed a good cleaning anyway. Jim

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