BikeForums is the only bicycle forum I post on, I'm still relatively new to assembling multi-speed bikes, mostly CX based commuter types. I'd like to build a set of wheels and I am getting my choices narrowed down but when it comes time to put them together I know I will have some questions. These should be some pretty nice wheels (White industries or Dura-Ace hubs, and maybe Kinlin XR-300 rims and bladed spokes). My biggest concern would be regarding spoke length selection. I'm good with precision measuring tools but I'm not familiar with some of the nomenclature cited in the spoke length online calculators. Additionally, I would like to go with different lacing patterns on the front and rear as well as different patterns on the drive and non-drive side of the rear.
I've researched wheel building quite a bit on the internet (Sheldon Brown has some excellent info). I think good results can be had without too many specialty tools but I am committed to investing in a spoke tensiometer.
Would this be the appropriate forum to ask such questions? If not is there somewhere you can direct me?