Rick, nice informative video (with not as much stammering as you thought, especially for on the fly) and interesting use of the teflon tape. I recently reserved a couple strings after many years of a lay-off, I was semi-impressed but one may be too tight where the nock is a bit loose too soon (or my serving is weak and wearing too fast). I saw on other sources where they left a strand of serving through the nocking area and while I haven't tried it, to me it made no sense since you couldn't be sure that single strand under the wrap would actually contact and fill the arrow nock void...if my explanation makes sense.
Obviously as you point out, the serving diameter, in conjunction with string strands and type all come into play and some experimenting is needed to figure it out (including the tension on wrapping, which yours didn't appear too tight but hard to tell). But for your 12 strand string, what diameter size serving string did you use, for a starting reference point?
I use .024 crown serving on just about everything. I just adjust the layer numbers of the tape to get the size I want.
I never liked leaving a strand of serving under the serving coils. It's just me probably, but the serving just don't seem to be as round when I do it that way. I'm sure it probably don't affect the loose any, but I still don't like it.
I know it don't look like I am serving very tight, but I am, and always do. The server is adjusted tight enough, that I have to make usually around four complete revolutions before it will start to feed.