I started with adding custom parts to my 10/22. Next I "built" a full custom 10/22. Then I custom built a ruger MK3, followed by finishing a m14 barreled action. Then, I finally built a M14 from bare receiver. I worked my way up in skills and complexity. Bedding an M14 is what I hope to learn next. There were several other parts swaps and partial builds along the way, but my point was you dont have to go 100% to start. Ease into it, build your skillset and understanding.