@Mellow Hudson Mike posted:
Yes. My late mother was a gifted "maker" and sold many kinds of items, mostly floral and/or hand painted, at craft shows for more than 40 years. Woodworkers were frequently present at these and also selling their own craft items at most of them.
It was, and I assume still is, frequently the case that makers help makers. She would frequently come home after a craft show weekend with new ideas, and a source for new wood parts upon which to base them, by visiting the other craftspeople around her.
BTW - I agree that most might prefer a small lathe to make small parts, but you can still make them on a big one. It's just not as precise, and obviously harder to wrestle with.
Years ago I made dollhouse railing spindles (about 1" long) on a lathe in our shop in NYC that had a 10' bed! (No I can't do these barrels- I don't have a lathe anymore and haven't turned anything in years.)