It took me a while before I got it down. I bet it took me at least 3 hours before I finished my first one. Use lots of alligator clips to keep your work in place. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43kLL_3t8hk
this is what I used. If you go to her website she has printed instructions also. If you are willing to purchase instructions no bow no go has excellent instructions. Oh and keep practicing! Are you near DFW? I'm in Arlington.