Transforming Components, Reusing Shapes

I have a hard time understanding how to properly use components when trying to reuse a shape in another glyph. Accents are rather easy but i would like to:

  1. Use component1(stem) + component2(bowl) in “b”
  2. Change order of the components and rotate them so they create a “d”

So in the first case i set anchors _connect and connect from left to right in the stem and in the bowl. Then i just add those components in the “b” glyph and they align themselves nicely.

I want to use the same shapes to create a “d” so i need to rotate the bowl and place it before the stem.

How do i set-up the anchors to do that correctly? Or is it done a different way?

Is that the way to do this?