im pretty sure there is a way to make a bukkit server for 1.8 you just gotta figure it out
There is not without extremely extensive modding of bukkit. Bukkit will come out with 1.8 soon hopefully, but there is a reason a team works on it, it's very huge and hard to update everything, and there's a lot to update with 1.8. It is possible, but by the time a single person (or small group) gets it done bukkit will have been out for 1.8 for a week or two.
Good tutorial, however some criticism, you didn't explain very well why to put the torches where you powered the lever, to most people it should be obvious but if a noob was to watch this they may not understand what the purpose of the torches are.