I ruined loads of necks getting to this point
Ruined loads of fretboards and realised i can't saw straight.
I don't have enough room above the first fret.
I have a bridge that's off set
My tuners are off set.
I have no fret markers.
I drilled the sound holes after i'd glued the box together so it's messy inside.
The ukulele is really quiet.
But guess what! I love it.
A tip with issues sawing: Always cut slightly oversize, say 1/8th inch, and sand to size if you have problems sawing. For drilling holes,, give the hole a hit with a hammer an nail first, then use the divot to guide the drill bit. Hope this helps!
did you mean that the headstock actually extends under the nut toward the frets? so you can't grip the neck? if so, capo the first fret and re-tune....
and for side dots, just paint them on...white-out, nail-polish, little stick-on-bedazzle-gems the teens use to glamor their cell phones, lots of no-drill options :-)
That looks ok for 1st time up, better than my 1st, and i've spent all my working life using hand and power tools, your study of the requirements to make a guitar was clearly better than mine, control of the tools will grow, tradecraft can only be semi taught, it must be learned