Really, there was almost no technique involved and that is from someone who has learned the hard way to make bread. A lot of what happened this time was waiting. Mix, wait, mix, wait, mix, wait, mix, knead cook. It is based on the ideas put forth by Zoe Francois in the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, that you do not need to knead bread that much.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."