If you are like me you want to protect your investment and make it look nice. If it can fit your personality and you make it your self, well that's a plus.
Step 1: Things you will need for this project..
2. Wood/Bamboo for the protective ring.
3. Hand tools (Drill, Drill bits, Saw, Files, Rasps, Dremmel tool X-acto knife, and glue.) Or you can do what I did and use a home built Cnc (a computer controlled wood router). Use what you got. 3a. If you are using a Cnc you can download the code however it is set for Mach 3 software and might need some adjusting if you don't use this program.
4 Old coat from Good Will (something that you like the fabric). You are going to destroy it so a few holes or elbow patches are ok.
5 Did I say Glue.. Get spray Super 77 and Elmer's. Double sided tape is nice to have as well..