I'm a visual learner, so I had to go to a video before the tutorials made perfect sense to me. I did go the tape route, and it can be VERY frustrating! If you have something to work as your splicing tool, you'll be in way better shape than I was! I just tested mine out today, and I'm positive that I can do it again now that I've had one go with it. I need to order some more amsteel and some tablecloths for my next DIY project! Hope this helps!
Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dgCy2qyIGY