John - Would you consider doing this in a video ? Your instructions are excellent but I'm a visual learner and it would be helpful to see it being done along with the verbal explanation.
First, I'm also a visual guy, I learn a lot of metal working tips by just watching YouTube video's, "with the volume turn off". If I see something or a good technique, I usually can retain at least the important steps. I'm sure many of you are the same.
I'm not a digital guy, so I would require some help to do a video.
If we get through this class, without "too many" opinion arguments, and I'm still alive, we can talk about it. My main concern is that I can inspire some of you to try some new ideas, not lose the interest of the guys that already understand all this stuff, and still keep the average student learning without "losing them" in all of the minutia we are tossing on the wall. It's a very large subject, and it requires a lot of focus, but in the end, it should be very rewarding. Building wheels is not an Art Form as some would want you to believe. It's just common sense and a little patience. The hard part is you have to keep four balls in the air while you're juggling.