If you classify bamboo as wood then this is a must site to look at.
There is flatwork (planing and cutting dovetails, spinny work even segmented turning and yeah Rennie specially for you ebony work.
On the other hand if you are a trout fisherman this is also a must sight to look at and please dont sue or blame me when your wife divorces you for spending money on your pleasure at this site.
If you have the problem of wanting to spend your money on something you want and cannot or dare not ask the wife then do what this guy did. Perhaps a reno of the kitchen would work.
Read the funny story below and more if you like from the same sites pages of anecdotes over their time at various shows.
The young guy and the friends that accompanied him to the show had just finished test casting one of our rods. Every so often during casting he'd look my way and smile, or give a 'thumb's up sign' so I thought we had a sale. Stepping away from the casting pond, the group huddled conspiratorially. I decided to take a walk over and see what was going on.
Just as I arrived I caught the tail end of the conversation and one of the guy's friends said, "we'll hide it in the plumbing."
Hmmmmm. I know that some guys purchase fishing tackle without their wives knowing. As a matter of fact, one of the first mistakes I made as a builder was to call a guy to tell him his rod was ready. His wife answered the phone and asked to take a message and I said, "tell him the rod's done."
We both caught hell.
One cane aficionado we know hides his rod collection in the drop ceiling of the basement, and only takes his rods in and out of his car when his wife is gone. So it was no surprise to me that this guy wanted to hide the rod from his wife, but was curious just how he was gonna stash a rod in the plumbing of his house.
They quickly set me straight: His friend was a building contractor, and was designing a new kitchen for the couple. Not being able to lay out the money without his wife knowing, his friend was offering to add the cost of the rod to the remodeling job.
"We'll hide it in the plumbing."
If you can appreciate craftsman talent and fine engraving check this page
and scroll down. Some absolutely amazing work all round.
My last point is back to my old song......can you make a living from woodworking..........absolutely yes.....but.....you need to put yourself into it totally....and show you have the passion and focus on a single specific area thats my view and i have loads of sites to justify my position.