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Crimping tool for wood ship side planks?

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The best jig for plank bending is self made I use similar for this from post #25
 In my is possible bending few planks the same time. 
 After steaming or simple boiling in waterplanks are placed on jig and allowed to dry. 



My models:

From kits

Vasa, HMS Victory, Le Solei Royale, Friesland

From scratch

HMS Warrior 1860, Esplanade, Grosse Yacht

Norman’s ship, HMS Speedy, La Royale

Peter von Danzig

Polacca XVII cent.

Current project:

SS Savannah 1818

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Although it's probably not the best way as it crushes the wood.... here's a link on Google:  https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=plank+bending+tool+models&tbm=shop   The Latina is available at Tower Hobbies.


Your best bet, might be to go here:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&fromMainBar=1   There's two pages of topics on bending planks. :)

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Should you happen to want a nail in the area that was crimpted it could cause a problem because the crimp is less than normal thickness. I no longer use nails for construction, I use them for esthetics value. Soaking or steaming is the way to make sure a plank doesn't pop out in a future date.

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