I'm not near you, so I'm not much help, but I strongly advise you to find another local builder to "buddy up" with.
I'm just getting started on my -10 and a very experienced local builder came by to review my vertical stabilizer work so far. He was incredibly helpful - pointing out both the places where I can improve some work (I've bought a new skin and will re-do it) as well as giving me confidence about the things I did right.
I'm only a few weeks into this, but I've already made a few mistakes where I stopped and said to myself "holy &*$% - I am going to make a mistake with this plane that will kill my whole family", so having an experienced set of eyes tell me that while some of my skin work may have been a little ugly, the build so far has been structurally sound and airworthy. I'm sleeping easier at night knowing that I'm on the right track.
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