As long as the gun is functional, don't worry too much whether it turns out looking like one made by a lifelong pro. That's the mistake I made with my first rifle. I got worked up because after looking at other's guns at Dixons show, I noticed I didn't take off enough wood on the forestock. But you know what, looking at it now, I don't care. It was my first foray into building. My gun shoots well, looks decent, not perfect but decent. And it taught me alot. Is it pretty, not at all. Is it unique? You bet. Best of all, its one of a kind, and its mine.