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jmullan99
11-29-2017, 04:21 PM
I'm hoping to not invest too much in tools to accomplish this. I want to start building some wire frames. The circle parts should be as close to circular as possible (thanks Captain Obvious).

How do folks bend their circles?

Thanks.

mikeh65
11-29-2017, 05:03 PM
This was more than worth the money spent. It's what I used to make my "Not-So-Mini Trees" and my 3' leaping light wreath.

https://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=asc&order=EAScore%2Cf%2CEAFeatured+Weight%2Cf%2CSale+R ank%2Cf&q=ring+roller

codec101
11-29-2017, 05:10 PM
Start by making a circle jig out of plywood and a jigsaw so you have something to lay it against to know when it's round then bend by hand. If you are unsure how to cut perfect circles out of plywood, there are some youtube tutorials that can show you how.

rstehle
11-29-2017, 06:32 PM
X2 on the HF Ring Roller. It will make just about a perfect circle once you get the hang of it.

wood_guy
11-29-2017, 07:53 PM
I just built my first ever wireframe with 1/4" steel rod. I used a plywood jig and a vice to bend everything. the biggest challenge was to keep the bends all on the same plane. I had to make a few small circles. The lights compensate for the imperfect circles. See http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?49294-First-ever-wire-frame

manrmark
12-01-2018, 04:46 PM
I've also used a piece of pipe

jmullan99
12-02-2018, 08:44 AM
I like the ring roller idea.