The shell appears to be in good shape, and is still round within 1/16", the ring however is fractured directly opposite the scarf joint, the scarf joint is broken loose as well. So rather than attempt to glue fractures I figure just remove and replace the ring.
Any opinions on best way to remove the ring? I am looking at using a 1/2" shank 1 1/2" cut length flushing router bit. Probably take it down in two or three passes.
I would ask Precision about the best way to remove it. They are really nice, and every time I have asked a question they have been very helpful. About a year ago I called and asked if they had any champagne sparkle wrap scraps, and we talked for a good 10 minutes about wrap production, materials price increase, how awesome champagne sparkle is, etc.