8 hoops from 16 halved hoops with two hoops cut into thirds so we can add 2 more sections= 18, with 16 panels cut away from the grasses on the outside of the hoops. And each hoop needed all the wax gates ground down and blended out as well. That all adds up to many days of grinding and welding and chasing.
Stanley is quality control for weld and chase, here he inspects the set. He looks carefully at the following 6 sections to see if there is any sign of weld line or chasing. I passed his initial assessment, but he will check again after sandblast- way down the road.