ill be getting some solid aluminum to use on a antenna . i went online to double check that i had a good idea on bending to the shapes i want . im finding conflicting information on doing it so i figured id ask you folks how to do it at home . ill be using solid aluminum rods from 1/4 inch to possibly 3/8 inch diameter , itll be 6061-T6 or 6061-T651 aluminum . Steel Services :: Steel Distributors :: Metal Distributors · Virginia · Maryland · North Carolina :: VA MD NC i was thinking about just making a simple jig with 2 hefty bolts using one as a brace and the other as a post to bend around . im kinda concerned that it may crack or sheer off at the bend going by some of what ive read . ive read that using a torch to heat and slightly soften it before turning is the way to go about it , but i thought id check with yall to see if thatll work or if theres a better way to do it at home and keep it cheap . thanks .