Maybe you meant that there is no thread that answers your specific questions, but just to be sure, did you see the whole section of the forum on propagation, with subsections on hybridization and flasking, etc.?? There are some pretty extensive how to's and lots of tips in there.
So check that out if you haven't seen it. And sorry if you have already seen it, just trying to be helpful!
(and BD if you by chance read this, the link in the new tool bar for the propagation forum doesn't seem to be working, at least not for me)