I want to bend 12" long pieces of 1/8" X 1/2" mild steel into a circle and weld it together. I tried making the circle of plywood and then bending it around with a lever pivoting on the center. It starts out OK, but I can't get the end to come together correctly. I also have one of those compact metal benders from Harbour Freight which I've had much less luck with. I have to make 40 of these. I want them for the centerpieces I am making for my wedding reception, similar to thisThanks to Doobie and Leo Lichtman for the tips on making the spiral legs. I made a fixture of wood and pipe that makes it a very quick process.
Thanks Dante Catoni