How much does a mechanic make?
It depends. I make 50 an hour and 95% of it goes back into the bills and expenses.
I'd be better off working for 8 bux an hour on someone else's dime and they can have the headaches, telephone, and overhead.
Are you a gunsmith
now, machinist too? Sometimes I think the old apprentice system for the various trades gave greater expectations and definately a more accurate understanding.