Any thoughts from Geezer or others about the shootability / performance of the curved tillers? What were the primary reasons that tillers weren’t just straight? Or is it simply a design feature? Geezer does have some curved designs in his crossbow book, including a Buffy the Vampire Slayer bow.
Happily, I have a big ol’ moose antler stem coming mid-week, so I can get started actually building this bow very shortly. I do want to have my nut material at least turned before I begin laying out the lock, bow, tickler, etc. A 180-190 lb. prod from Alchem Inc is sitting on a shelf in my workshop, and I may end up also using the prod from the German bow if I decide I want a lighter weapon. The German is going to be retired with honor. And, my birthday is 12/24, and I’ve already blocked out some serious workshop time that day, since it is my day, and I can do anything I want. This bow is going to be maple, with an exotic hardwood table veneer, or possibly real bone. A very narrow table will facilitate using bone, as there will be less of that ghastly stuff to cut and rasp and sand and smell. The material is so handsome when finished, it is worth the pain and suffering. Within reason.