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    please critique this tiller/stock dimensions

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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:56 pm

    Apologies for the terminology errors, but as the tiller of my current project is getting toward completion, I want to check how sketchy the dimensions of the jaws for the lath/prod might be before everything is varnished and lashed together. The thickness of the top 'jaw' is 8mm, composed of 3mm bone bolt-table and 5mm apple wood, the bottom jaw being 6mm thick of which 1.5mm is an antler inlay. The lath cut-out is 1/2" deep. The bridle hole centre is set back 2.5 inches from the lath cut-out.  The lath is wood and sinew draw weight is unknown but could be in excess of 150 lb, the tiller is 1.5 inches wide.

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    Post by kenh Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:52 pm

    One.  Just one photograph would mean so much more to us than a paragraph of dimensions, in our capability to help you.   A picture IS worth a thousand words!
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:42 am

    Yeah, sorry 'bout that; I went to upload the photo that went with the words and found I'd never actually taken it, I blame it on my age... I probably should add that I am intending putting a carriage bolt through the tiller.

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    Post by Geezer Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:32 am

    Yes, run a bolt thru the stock a bit behind the prod-socket, top to bottom.  You already have some cracks forming.  Geezer.
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:15 pm

    The cracks have been there from the start as I never intended moving the project this far in the beginning: they are fully stabilised, either with cyano or 2-part epoxy, I've been monitoring them carefully but there is no movement.  I have the bone bridle-eye re-enforcement roughed out and I'll face off the lath cut-out with a thin piece of leather.  I was going to run a carriage bolt from the outside of the bolt-table to the outside of the antler with a fancy bolt cap cyano'd in place

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