I'm trying to figure out if its best to use, lets say three layers of wood to build up the thickness of the width of my tiller and create cavities for the roller nut and tickler in that way, or to just carve the roller nut and tickler cavities out by hand, what thicknesses of wood should i use to creat these cavities ???, or do I use a forstner bit, and drill through the side of a solid tiller, install the roller nut and mortise in a cover plate, but that still leaves me with the tickler cavity to carve out ? I was thinking I could basically create these hollow cavities by building up different levels of wood and gluing them all together, I could use say 1/2" oak as my first piece, then 1" poplar wich is the width of my roller as the center piece, then glue another piece of 1/2" oak to those, which would make a tiller with a cool stripe down the length of it. Or have two pieces of 1/2" oak with 5/16th" glued to each piece and that would allow enough of a cavity for a 3/8th" square steel tickler, "I'm getting so confused" Ha Ha. I spoke to David R. Watson, I think his name is "Geezer" on here, talked to him on the phone the other day in Austin Texas and he seems to have a wealth of knowledge about building crossbows, If you see this post give me a shout. !!!
Anyway any suggestions from anyone are greatly appreaceted.
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