It's been awhile. I've been lacking time and cyclistic activity lately so we've had a bit of a lapse. My apologies to anyone who was more bored in the meanwhile than they would've been reading my crap.
Here are some videos of how classic steel frames were and are still made by a master of the craft.
Years ago there was a DIY handyman article called "How to Lay Brick Like an Amateur." The premise being that a beginner cannot simply watch a journeyman bricklayer, do what he can see the pro doing, and then get the same results. Anyone who has attempted the seemingly simple and obvious craft of bricklaying will know this from the wavy wall or the lopsided barbecue pit. Here we have an even more subtle craft made to look very simple.
There are indeed some steps left out or abbreviated, but I'm sure that was in consideration of the normal, non-bike-geek people who might watch. Me, I could watch every step all day. This is brilliant. Many thanks to Marten on the Framebuilders List for the link. Enjoy.