I figured out how to make the Instructables process less painful: I discovered and set up the automagic import-pictures-from-Flickr thing. That was nice!
So: Method 1
And: Method 2
Check those out if you would rather read them there (or download them as PDFs!) than in my really long post.
Also – very exciting! – they are currently “Featured” projects on Instructables’ front page.
I’ve thought about trying to videotape the process, too. As if I have the time to mess around with that; I just know I’d get sucked into all sorts of fancy video-editing things, but it might make things more understandable than flipping back and forth between pictures and text.