Doing shows, you get odd requests for work. For example, I received a commission to make custom runes for casting fortunes. The individual pieces needed to be of hand-hewn hand-carved ash. The ash came right out of the woodpile, and a froe was used to split it to the proper dimensions. So planed and carved it took little time to do, and I profited from the commission. I asked around at some shops specializing in occult paraphernalia if they’d be interested but got told that they got cheaper mass produced from China. End of the experiment.