Next a full length of flat bar was given a curve using the bending jig. Handling a curving 6 meter long flat bar on my own proved a rather daunting task and called for a lot of (often comical) improvisations.
The iron snake seemed to have a mind of its own and was not going to give in without a fight!
The full 6 meter long flat bar fell short by a little bit from completing the whole circuit and had to be lengthened by a small stretch which was later carefully welded at both ends and filed down to provide as smooth a transition as possible.
The completed ring was then wedged well into the routed channel and held in place by several anchoring low-profile clips designed for the purpose and arrayed all around the ring.