sand is a good trick , very nice brother!! You get to a shop or find someone with a bender those will be as good or better than some top dollar ones!! You may have the start to a business here!!! Seriously What kind of welder you got? Im assuming TIG with the looks, but im just a novice welder. I have a Lincoln 175SP Plus, 220v and i havent used it much since i bought it about 4 years ago.