Hey...never be embarrassed about your work. Of course it will not look as good as those who have done it for years, but be proud! You put lots of time into it.
I finished an IV kit that is UGLY. But the sound is fantastic! I just chalked it up to learning and move on. I have just completed a second kit. Much nicer looking, but doesn't sound quite as good as the first one. (I guess I was lucky).
I soon will start on a flat top oval hole mandolin. And then I think I will try one from scratch (or near scratch). I hope to someday have a nice high quality mandolin that sounds good that I built. I just have to get past the learning curve somehow!
Greg in AZ
Gee...I wish I didn't have such fat fingers!