this is what I am building for a school project
I am also looking for some advice on how to make it into this circle shape because the school doesn't have many metalwork tools
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @JordanvH. It's great to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about bending pipes.
Are these going to be Acapulco styled chairs? If so, ours are constructed from something close to a 15mm steel tube.
We have some tube and pipe benders, but I don't believe they'd be any help in this type of project. They're only used for doing one bend, not forming an accurate circle. You'd need a pipe roller bender to form a circle out of the pipe, as far as I'm aware.
As Mitchell has stated you require a pipe form roller that can produce the continuous form then weld the ends together. I suggest you check out the local area for someone who can roll the form for you.
see the supplied video
Best of luck in your search
What state are you in?
I am in the ACT. I have found a business in the area that can bend and roll pipes, thank you for the reccomendation
It has the same base as an Acapulco style chair but it is going to have macramé as the seating
good to hear they should do a good job for you
It's great that you've found a place that will bend metal for you. We would love to hear more about your project, any updates you can provide while building it would be much appreciated.
If you need more advice or information, please let us know.