You are welcome, mizEm. But don't blame the schools. I could not plane a board with a hand plane back in 8th grade and still can't. But I can cook enough not to starve, at least as long as they still make canned spaghetti and hot sauce.
Doing something like this is probably about like learning to do tile painting. Get the stuff and learn how to do it from magazines, classes, or the instructions on the box. That's the way I am learning to do mosaic tile work. My first 2 projects came out great--if I say so myself. The third is getting to be a problem, but I knew that it would be.
We are here to help and post up any time. We may not know anything and that's about the only reason that you don't get a response. The regular posters try to watch each other. We may not agree either but you get the benefit of several ways to do the same job.