Hollow out the MastThe mast was all done but then I started cutting the old one in pieces. That is where I discovered that is was hollow. So here it goes...
Finally back together.
Slicing it in Halfs
We cut the mast on my little band-saw right down the middle. Two guides helped keeping the mast in the center of the blade.
The bench-top saw was not very perfect. But the 3 1/2 mast just fit under there. We clamped the saw to the heavy centerboard to hold it in place.
Hollow it out
We then hollowed both pieces out on the table saw.
With some modifications I was able to fit the blast in my table saw. There were 4 cuts needed per half.
I went an bought 20 4 inch clamps to get the job done.