I don't put a lot of "how to" detail in my build log (I mostly write this one for my dad so he can keep up with what I'm doing), but maybe it'll help you a bit:
Pretty much every question has been answered on VAF, but it can admittedly be tough to find some things. I use Google to search VAF - just easier for me than using the forum search (in Google: site:vansairforce.com elevator spar
). The biggest help for me has been finding build logs that I can look at in conjunction with reading ahead in the manual. http://www.smittysrv.com/search.asp
has always been a good go-to.