Gee, that was a long time ago. 1957. I was a kid in high school. The guy at the local sporting goods store got me interested. He set me up with a bare bones ( I did not have a lot of money) yet good quality rig and I use it still. The process was just as outlined in the Lyman manual of the day. The tools were good. I had no preconceptions.
I would not change a thing.
The store owner steered me right and got a lifetime friend and customer. I still shop the store, though his grandkids run it now.