This one is Germanic in statue (only 25.5 inches overall length) but I have this crazy idea to mortise a slot in the rear of the tiller which will accept a tenoned length of wood. My idea is that I can use the shortened tiller when humping it after deer in these thick Michigan woods, and then attach the tenoned extension for target shooting or hunting from a blind.
I'm also trying to do this all by hand, just for the hell of it. It's some tough work, using nothing but a coping saw and a hammer & chisel, but it's so much fun (somehow?). I'm doing the lamination technique to allow for chiseling the mortise for the tickler. I've got the other half drawn out and I will be working on that next. My 250# Alchem prod was supposed to ship about 10 days ago, but I still haven't got it. I may have to give Mr. Koch a call, as he hasn't emailed me since telling me when it would ship. Anyway...any advice?