A homemade set of tucking forks for fluting parts. While I have used this on only two parts, I like the control these give me over creating flutes compared to the fluting pliers I have used for just about everything else.

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Comment by Damon Brantley on February 16, 2016 at 10:43pm

You have the basic idea.  A search of tucking fork on google will show several sheet metal working threads that describe its use and how to construct them.

A video showing a fixed set of tucking forks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkaCJ5gC3jI

as well as basics of metal shrinking. The shrinking part is not really applicable here.

There is also a very brief demo of a tucking fork used in the homebuilt help video for constructing the 650 fuselage.

The tines of the fork are made from two tapered 5/16 center punches with the tips ground spherical. The handle is made from a piece of scrap metal tubing I had laying around.

Comment by Joe Harrington on February 16, 2016 at 10:07pm

I have no clue how this tool would be manipulated. To use this tool, I am guessing that one twists it and simultaneously pulling it towards the inside of the curve. A short video would be helpful.

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