Ah ok that makes sense. I'll have to think at that.This one the stop is a little short of 2"... but if it was longer, the gap in the center, between the stop and the round tube, would be the same as the gap at the ends. The bend would be much more rounded than my picture. This would be fast to set up a little jig to support the ends while you smack it in the center with a pointed hammer.
The way you're doing it looks a lot cleaner though...
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