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Chok tochos by tagim

This is someone related to my previous post however I'd like to keep this separate.
If someone wrote tagim that became connected at the bottom is there a problem just to erase what is connecting them in order to separate them? I know there is a discussion about chok tochos by tagim. R' Shtern in his Sefer writes if they were simply connected one to the other then it wouldn't be a problem to be mafrid them. However here in this case it formed a very very small shin seemingly this would go into the discussion he brings there if in a "normal" case of chok tochos by tagim if there is such a problem or not.
(See Mishnas HaSofer Siman 5 Sif 4 in Biur HaSofer d"h "Shatnaz Getz".)

Tagim like Shin

I spoke to a Sofer today who told me over the following shailo.
When he writes Shatnez Gatz he always writes the tagim first then the ois. This he was makabel from one of his Rebbes in STaM (who I happen to know to be an unbelievable Sofer.)

He said he wrote the tagim first however they became connected at the bottom forming almost like a Shin. He then wrote the ois further and realized afterwards what had happened. His question is since when he wrote the ois (and connected it to the tagim) the tagim were "pasul" (looked more like a very small shin more than tagim.) Is there a problem here that the ois was nictav b'pisul? Would there be a problem now of chok tochos in regards to the ois to just erase the tagim? Seemingly it doesn't change the tzurah at all of the ois and just looks like 2 oisios that are touching. Therefore chok tochos I don't think would be a problem. However the nictav b'pisul part is really the question. Perhaps he should go back now and e…