I know that this is "old hat" for the experienced homebrewers, but I thought some of the newer guys would find these videos useful.
This first video shows an overview of several methods and techniques of constructing circuits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH110yjYZ2g
This second video shows an example of building a circuit, starting with the schematic, thru board and component prep, assembly using a island pad cutter and manhattan construction, and testing. The circuit used is a Colpitts crystal oscillator as presented by G3UUR as well as appearing in EMRFD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blalAktxFoI
Enjoy & 73,