Luckily, I have a buddy who has access to a band saw and he cut the acrylic for me in the desired lengths. Then, all I had to do was make sure the "bearing edges" were level and smooth.
So, I took a file and smoothed out the edges and removed some material to make the edge level all around.
Next, I measured for the locations of the holes for the lugs. First, a hole will be drilled 1.75" below the top edge for the first lug hole.
Next, I mark every 4.75" around the outside of the tube, being sure to keep my 1.75" from the top edge.
Drilling the top holes with my step drill bit:
Top holes drilled:
Bottom holes drilled:
Installing the lugs:
All lugs installed:
Head and hoop installed:
Measuring for center between the lugs to drill for the tom bracket:
Drilling for bracket: