I am not real good at bending the steel brake pipe, nor do I like flaring the ends.
What I have gone to is copper/nickle brake lines sold at Advanced Auto. The copper nickle lines are super easy to bend. The copper/nickle also does not corrode like the steel lines. Most of the European auto manufactures use cooper/nickle.
You might consider copper/nickle premade brake lines over the steel pipe.
This link has the reviews on the NICOPP brake lines. Worth the time reading the reviews.
2001 Bonneville SSEi, 219,000 miles.
Whats in my driveway:
1998 Chevy S10 4x4 ZR2, 1999 Olds Bravada, 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, 2007 Ford F-350 regular cab 2WD, 2008 BMW 335i coupe (Wife'* replacement for her Bonneville). The Bonneville is my favorite of all the cars in the driveway.