Did I mention the rain? Well, Maura was a sport and came to help me in a fine drizzle rain-thank you!!! Otherwise I probably would not have gone out.
It worked out great. She helped me bend the last 2 feet of the longest curve and then tacking it onto the circle, as well as the next curve. Once they were tacked at the bottom I tipped everything over and ground an angle on both pieces to join them in the tip. I first contemplated cutting angles with the cutting torch, but the cut would have required a lot of grinding anyway, so I opted for only the grinding. I ended up having to do a lot of filling, but it is tight. While I was in welding mode, I completed the bottom circle. The curves flow great together and the piece stands very securely. I’ll see if I can get the other 3 curves fine turned and attached by myself. Although help is always appreciated.