Thank you for your reply. I'm sure you are totally right, however I am also sure that there are many levels that one can climb to without violating the definition. Becoming a machinist might be a great goal! Thanks for that idea!
Realistically, I am too old to expect to become a master, but I believe that I could achieve some proficiency at repairing and restoring firearms. I'm thinking that the majority of work could be learned fairly quickly but I do totally understand that experience speaks volumes!
I'm just looking for some direction from those that have been there/done that. I'm not looking for reasons as to why I shouldn't pursue this course. My best accomplishments have come from being told that I couldn't or shouldn't do something! It's not about the money but rather a passion!
I can do dentistry in my sleep!