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Do the math to figure out the radius, and then lay it out on some plywood.

How are you going to bend the rod?
 

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Doubt you need a template. Grab a string a stick a nail in a board. That way you can measure approx where it needs to go and then fine tune it in by moving it around. When you have the true radius you can bring the curtain rod to a metal shop with a tube bending jig and give them the specs.
 

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A tube bending jig is as simple as 3 wheels that you can adjust the center. You keep sending it through the jig and moving the center wheel until you have the right radius.

 

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How about this? Zip pole a board up there across the sides. Find the center. Use a laser from that mark and take a few measurements (center, and at the 45's, then make a template from that. Test.

Or zip pole a piece of cardboard up there, loosely fitting the space, then scribe a mark a few inches off the wall. Tell them to add it back for the template.
 

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Mandrel bender at an auto exhaust shop. Not sure about the diameter or thickness of the pipe you're looking at.


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So, how about this? Up there, zip pole a board over the sides. Locate the centre. From that mark, use a laser to take a few measurements (centre and at the 45's), then construct a template from it. Test.

Alternatively, zip pole a piece of cardboard up there, loosely fitting the area, and scribe a mark a few inches off the wall. Tell them to include it in the template again.
 

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Post is from 2016. I hope they found a solution.
 
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