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Just get a propane tiger torch heat them and bend them around something the same diameter. If you have a pipe the right diameter weld the one end to it and just keep bending it around like a spring till you have enough coils. Then cut them pound them flat and weld them together. Multiple same size rings.
If you are building the handles then I think you are way off base with 1". Ours are all made with 1/2" round bar. To make them easily out of half inch you can weld an end to a pie e of 6" pipe, then heat with a torch and start bending, then just follow it around. Keep it spiraling up until you have as many loops as you will need. Then slice through the whole mess with a cut off wheel. Bend the ends together and weld. I just bent some solid 3/4" square into half circles today, and while it is doable, it takes a lot of heat. Much easier is to find a local blacksmith and have him do it, not a big job.