I wrote this Mezzuza to help my own teacher fill an order. I managed to get the Ayin and Dalet low enough without causing a negia to satisfy him. However the part that I am not happy with is the first line of והיה.
The י of אנכי is just barely within the shora. The issue stems from trying the need for a parsha stumah. The Shulhan Arukh says that Sephardim have the custom to extend the last line of the first parsha to the end of the shora and leave a space of 9 otiot at the beginning of the second parasha.
While there are some Sephardi Poskim who permit shitat HaTaz for Mezzuzot, Rav Ovadia Yosef and Rav Ben Tzion Abba Shaul have been kind enough to declare them possul. So we are left with trying to fit the space of three time the word אשר(for hiddur purposes) into the beginning of the parasha.
While I know that there are opinions(the Yeriat Shlomo for instance) that state the three times אשר is the space of 22 yudin, which wouldn't be so bad, I wasn't writing for the Yeriat Shlomo. The opinion that my teacher holds to is that three times אשר is a minimum of 31 yudin with 36 being preferable.
Here I pulled off 31(it should be noted that I typically follow the more lenient opinions, which from photos are also the way Rav Yehuda Pataya and the Kol Yaakov held).
The problem I am running into is that the lien is appearing too squished up, and I am not getting the 36yudin that I want.