Originally Posted by longgun
Looks solid..............I think I'd have been nervous cutting the hoop.
I used a finished carpentry coping saw along with a razor utility knife.
I then filed the edge smooth with a file of course. :)
It is slow going cutting through plies of maple but it isn't hard.
If you look closely at the pic you will see that a splinter did happen on the left side of the cut when I was filling. OOPS!