Norma, Walter and jon. Thank you for your replies. Norma, I wonder if Frank feels that the toss and twirl is essential or just an option? Perhaps you can ask him,
Jon, I appreciate doing things for my own enjoyment too. I really enjoy hand kneading and mixing, and have returned to that method recently, even tho I was producing good reproducible results with the stand mixer. It's just more fun, by hand.
Walter, yes, dough quality at the time of opening a db seems to be a guiding force in the process. I guess with much more experience than I have , one can replicate the same process over and over, in a controlled environment.
Walter, you have mentioned in previous posts, that you practiced with a towel when you were in your developmental period. What shape /size towel did you practice with? I have a few hours to practice today.