You want beauty, then you do what I do. Either modify it, bondo, sanding, cut away some and glue a piece in, whatever it takes, then use that to make a new one. Repeat as needed. OR, start over. Again, repeat as needed. But for things for my shop, as long as it looks decent, it works, then it's normally "close enough is good enough". If a hole really needs to be accurate tho, I use a hole saw, or on occasion, a hole cutter.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.