I'm starting to get into bowmaking, but I don't have a lot of money. The tiller stick didn't cost that much 10-11 dollars not counting shipping. But I have a woodshop and I needed the money for other tools so I found the dimensions on the 3rivers archery site and took a scrap piece of 2x4 and ripped it in half. Planed it down and wrote my measurements on it.
This is actually my second stick. The first one I used a spade bit but that tore up the wood too much. So I switched to the scroll saw and had much better results. As I was finishing staining it I noticed I cut the u-shaped bow hold on the wrong end. So instead of trashing the whole thing I just cut the bow hold on the other end and added 4 more notches. It should work just fine. I'm in the process of making my flemish bowstring jig. Then my tillering boot.