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    Default How to bend circles.

    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.

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    Default Re: How to bend circles.

    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/catalo...&q=ring+roller

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    Default Re: How to bend circles.

    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.
    -Wife-certified nerd

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    Default Re: How to bend circles.

    X2 on the HF Ring Roller. It will make just about a perfect circle once you get the hang of it.

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    Default Re: How to bend circles.

    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/for...ver-wire-frame
    lights, blow molds, and cut outs; no blinky-flashy yet

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    Default Re: How to bend circles.

    I've also used a piece of pipe

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    Default Re: How to bend circles.

    I like the ring roller idea.

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