Here is the setup I used sawing it in half. I do metalworking, so I always have a bunch of steel tubing laying around. I used a piece of flat stock for the nose and tail. Cutting went off without a hitch.
Here are the 2 halves, in dining room touring mode.
Here is my end of the work for the day.
More work and photos to come in the next week or so. I will file the base edge and round the tips. And wait for my DIY kit to arrive.