1. To start I use a piece of scrap 1/4'’ thick mahogany.
Grabbed my hand planer and shaved enough long pieces according to the quantity of hoops that you will need.
2.Then I used a piece of brass tubing that I previously slipped over my mast making sure that will be round enough to fit over the thickest part of the mast with some slack.
3. Next step is to cover the brass tubing with a few turns of wax paper so when gluing the shavings together wont stick to the tube.
4. Carefully grab the brittle shavings and soak them in water for at least one hour and have ready another container with a 50/50 mixture of white wood glue and water.
5. After the shavings are soft enough, pull them out the water and cover them completly with the water/glue mixture and carefully pull them from the glue and wrap them with at least 4 turns over the waxed tubing and use any kind of clip to keep it together and let them dry over night.
6.After drying, pull them from the tubing and turn upside-down your favorite sanding block and sad down the desired thickness and finish with a good sealer.