I have completed my Rook.
I had it in my mind to do one method that ended up being what the instructor did in the end. I did not decide to do it though, and ended up going through a blender detour and bypass, just to like what the instructor had done. Which, as I said, was what I was originally thinking of doing.
So off came the top and went with the first one. Nicer looking n the end.
I also learned some of the limits of mirroring. While in mirror, whenever I tried to size the rings of my rook it starting making my model’s overall circular shape into an oval one. Good to know.