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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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I picked up these reclaimed deck lamps when I was in Mystic Seaport.  Here's my interpretative project on their display.  I'm thinking this will be my new light in the dining room.  Wife already ok'd.  


Still have to clean, paint and wire with Edison style bulbs.  


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What a brilliant idea. Just make double sure you attach them to tell ceiling good, As I can imagine having one drop on your head wouldn't tickle. :)

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Indeed - I picked these lights up at a consignment shop, but I was in another store in a more affluent area where they were all shined up polished brass, $500 :o.  I walked out saying there's no way I'm paying that for something that was probably originally $50 to install on a ship.  



I agree - to ease your mind - the flanges are measured to 16" apart.  Feel better?  ;)


Thanks for stopping in 



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I would build a section of decking, stained well and polished, with the fixtures cleaned up and painted or plated, then mounted directly to the deck section. There is not going to be much light because of the heat trap design of the fixtures, bulbs will burn out and the fixtures will become dangerously hot. Maybe LED's would stay cool enough, don't know. Make a good decorator piece, black iron plumbing pieces sure do nothing for me, but it is you that needs to be pleased. Like your thinking and use of salvage, my favorite place to go shopping is a salvage yard.

jud  :pirate41:

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Interesting point on the fixtures getting hot.  All the glass domes have rubber gaskets that may make sense to remove for ventilation purposes.  I'll definitely keep an eye on that during testing.  As far as the black iron pipe, it's a style feature I'm doing in my house.  My banisters, railings, curtain rods are made from it.  If I were to mount it onto something prior to putting up on the ceiling, it  would mostly only be for ease of installation, otherwise, I'd prefer to have it mounted as if it was coming straight out of the drywall.  



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