Pic below shows the first two small patches rasped down ready for the long patch over the top of them.
I've worked down the primitive stave and got it on the tiller for my first look. It's obviously way too stiff still, but the limbs look nice and even. The bit of work I've done taking twist and deflex out has worked out too and it is looking promising.
We are taking Emily cat to the vet tomorrow morning and hopefully she'll be allowed out on her own which will give me more time working on the bows. We've been letting her out on a harness and only putting her collar on at night.