Well, after a shakedown cruise, note taking, and a change of prod, here is number two. Client and I referred to the first one (http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t348-my-first-try) as Mk I, because it had so many known issues/changes (wooden trigger, artificial sinew trigger binding, etc.). Clients wife, for whom the bow is intended, requested a 60#@14" prod, slightly lighter than the first version.
Specs, Elk Ridge Archery wood and glass prod, 60#@14", 33" ntn, unstrung (stringing seems to be a two person job with the provided stringer, so that'll wait till delivery). 31" length saddle to butt, beech, constructed in halves and glued together (thanks for the beveling tip, Basilisk120 ). Hand forged trigger lever (right out at the hairy edge of my beginners blacksmithing "skills" ), steel clip and stirrup.
Finished with a orange/beeswax/carnuba paste to a satin finish.
Thanks, and as always, I profit from your observations!