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Wire bending jigs, does anybody remember some???

I need to make some springs for a recliner. They are the ones that support your back. They look like a sine wave. I have 1/8 inch piano wire, however it is really tough to get bent into the correct shape without a jig. Does anyone out there remember seeing a bending jig on Instructables that had various diameters of bends, etc? The only one I can find is associated with making a NAROD antenna. The piano wire is a lot tougher than the copper used for the antenna. Thanks for any help...

Tricky. The classic method of making them is to squeeze the wire between two sets of opposed, spaced teeth.

How long are they ?

Steve
lemonie3 years ago

Nails in a piece of wood occurs to me.
Or this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-tube-or-wire-bender/

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