As promised, here is a little tutorial for beginners on making a sake set. I did my best to take it slow and explain everything as I went along, so hopefully it will help those just starting out. I tried to emphasize some of the things I had difficulty with in the beginning.
If there are things about the interface that confuse you or you need some more basic info before doing this tutorial, I recommend watching the first 4 videos of CG Cookie’s Getting Started with Blender series. You can find them here