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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)



      *“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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    Member: Nautical Research Guild
    Recent Builds:
    Echo Cross Section from Admiralty Models

    Current project Anchor Hoy 1:48 scratch

    Long Boat from MS http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/2284-longboat-18th-c-by-maury-modelshipways-by-chuck/

    Nautical Research Guild

    Fair American (POF) from Laukstreet.

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  1. General / organisation of wood

    Amazing carvings. Maury
  2. John, I think the "Artistic" brand wire is coated. You have to remove the coating before any attempt at blackening. Steel wool and a bath of Acetone usually works. (Be very careful with acetone...quite volatile). Maury
  3. Display case

    I started working on the display case for my Anchor Hoy. (The garage needed cleaning anyhow). This is the third case I've made using Wes Marden's "Build You Own Model Ship Case". The base is shown below. You will need a table saw and a miter box or"Chop box" shown in Pic. 2 below. I don't want to show too much detail (protecting his methods). You can buy his booklet at www.modelshipcases.com for about $12. I will touch up the vertical posts on the router and make it a bit more sophisticated and it's a good case design for a modest amount of money. The "Museum Glass" will cost 5x the wood. Maury
  4. There is a pdf to cad program (pdf2cad). I used the free trial about 2 -3 years ago and did not need to buy the full version. I assume it's still out there. Maury
  5. Flag Halliard rigging

    The next question on The Big Game Show is: "What is the eyebolt at the end of a gaff called?"
  6. Flag Halliard rigging

    Thanks all. Maury
  7. I need assistance on the rigging of a gaff flag halliard. Grice's drawing (see https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/13002-anchor-hoy-by-maurys-pof-harbor-craft-c-1825-148/) He shows a faint line from near the end of the gaff down to the deck area but it is not clear how it belays. There are lots of other lines missing from the drawing. Would a harbor craft even have a flag? If so, there would be a block at the end of the gaff with tails coming down to the deck somewhere. I've seen rigging plans where the tails of the halliard are tied off to cleats at the transom (two cleats, one to each side). I assume the flag would be attached to the halliard with a tail to bring it down. Also with this method, the halliard would have to be undone during a tack. Another way would be to have it cleated to a pin near the end of the boom. Solves the issue with tacking. would it have been a continuous loop? Thanks in advance for any comments. Maury
  8. Further research indicates a "Cat's Paw" knot is what I'm looking for. M
  9. What is a recommended knot or hitch for connecting a line to a hook? I am dealing with a block and tackle used to pull up a lost anchor. I know the hitch to use to connect the "leader" to the anchor cable. What knot or hitch would be used to connect the leader to the hook of the block? Maury
  10. Hold Down Jigs

    Pat, If you're looking for more than just "hold-downs" look at the "third hand" tool that Ed Tosti got for Christmas a year or two ago. Titanium clips to hold pieces so you can silver solder. Ed's logs all have a wide array of tools he makes for his builds. Maury
  11. Hot air gun

    Greg, Using the heat gun will make Box more brittle so tight bends might be awkward. Depending on the temperature, it will also char the wood if you're not careful. By the way, you can use it for low temperature soldering as well. Maury

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