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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)

      THE RULES

       

      *“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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19 minutes ago, badams_ios said:

Sometimes I press 1 so I can talk to a human and I ask for, um... Favors.

So, do you like, ask them to come over and scratch your back or something like that? :dancetl6:

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I think I may do the "Your call is important to us! Please hold for the next available representative"  the next time I get one of these.  I got rid of the opinion survey takers when I told them "my opinions are very valuable and highly sought after, therefore I now charge $50 for each question asked, so if you will give me your credit card information, we can begin once the card has been validated"  they hung up quickly. Guess they put me on some "list" guess I only had to do that twice before I stopped getting survey calls.

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Finished the initial construction of my spray booth today. The painting of it will wait until I have test painted using it. The impression I get from just feeling the air flow by hand is that the 250 CFM blower is , indeed, too strong for a booth this size.

 

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I finished modifying the handwheel on my old Myford ML7 so that it contains a slip dialIMG_1903x1024.jpg.dc121c840901801c68b883f2d1aeece0.jpg

 

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because when I turned these for the restoration it was a nightmare remembering the .085" distances on a dial that was .125" with one full turn of the dial, Now I can zero the dial which makes doing this sort of repetitive increments that are less than one full turn easy.

 

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Which made this test a breeze

 

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because there are a few more different types of stanchions to make for the restoration.

 

Michael

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Technically, it was today...around 1 AM, my wife asked if I felt like going over to the casino. So we went across the street and invited our daughter to go along with us. After about 45 minutes at the casino, I was $600 richer and my wife and daughter were both way ahead from where they started. We celebrated by leaving and driving home. It's not often I leave that place richer than when I got there.

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27 minutes ago, daddyrabbit1954 said:

Technically, it was today...around 1 AM, my wife asked if I felt like going over to the casino. So we went across the street and invited our daughter to go along with us. After about 45 minutes at the casino, I was $600 richer and my wife and daughter were both way ahead from where they started. We celebrated by leaving and driving home. It's not often I leave that place richer than when I got there.

 

Now you have some extra to use for the workshop tools or other toys.:D

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Just come home from my wood carving class def the hardest subject I've done to date. Can get the general shape, not yet the finess with the carving strokes especially when I can't cut across the grain. At least lime (basswood) is easy to sand.IMG_1466.thumb.JPG.fc7558fb25ca7ca59d6377530cc7c77e.JPG

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Jack, thanks, still a learning curve for me, working out which gouges to use & the carving cuts, my teacher is an excellent carver but a bit disinterested in the subjects I choose. Last carving was an oak leaf cluster.

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Today I finished my second day of training at Walmart, for my new job there. It looks like about 7 days of training, a bit more than I was expecting for a glorified Janitor job, but they are paying me for the training. It will bring in play money though.

 

"Finished" my Spray Booth, except for painting. The blower is a bit too powerful, but it doesn't seem to suck the paint away from the model.

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Today after four days intensive work I completed the restoration of the hull stage part of my Pegasus log which fell  foul of the recent upgrade.

It will soon be available for viewing.

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B.E.

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