well i've been trying to copy you on this...got a few r/d blanks glued up (2 with hickory back, 1 bamboo...all maple cores) and shaped and attached the riser blocks. Yesterday I tillered one and shaped the handle...but left the riser most of its length...so it's way too long...and the bow only draws 30 pounds. I was going to pike it later today until i saw this post. Instead I'll recut the handle down to more reasonable dimensions, and then attach some belly lams to ride up the fades. I have many 3 foot slats of yew about 3/16 thick. So: you just taper the fade-end of the belly lam so it rides smoothly up the curve? I tried this once before,and got a failure where the belly lam met the tip of the fade: compression fractures and total bow failure...try and try again!