In fact, a lot of woodcarving can net you a very nice home.
Woodcarver John Kordoff owns a home in the small town of Chilkat, Alabama, and has carved thousands of pieces over the years.
He’s also a successful entrepreneur, but he was shocked to learn he can make a living selling wood carvings for a reasonable price.
Kordoffs father-in-law died in a car crash when he was only 15 years old, and Kordons father-of-one said that his father-to-be had not had much time for hobbies.
So, when he heard the news, he said he had no idea what to do with his $200,000 (US) annual income.
“My whole life I’ve been carving wood, and I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Kordhoff said.
“I was going to take my chances and get a real job.”
That’s where he got into wood carving.
“If I had known that at that age, I wouldn’t have gotten into it,” Kargoff said.
But his dad-in, his dad, was a wood carver himself, and so Kordols passion for woodcarvings was put on hold for years.
Eventually, he made it back to the hobby and took a new job at a local company that was looking for skilled woodcarvesmen.
So far, he’s carved about 2,000 pieces, with some more coming in.
The first time he saw his work, he was hooked.
“You start carving in the morning and you go home and you start working,” he said.
It was also a way for Kordolons son-in law to help out.
“He would take me to the shop and I would just have to take him down and I’d carve all the wood,” he recalled.
“So that was really a good experience.”
He said he found his career started out as a hobby and now he enjoys the business side of it.
“There are a lot more people who are interested in wood carves now than there were 20 years ago,” he explained.
“It’s like a career.”
Kordollys son, Andrew, works as a woodworker for a company called R.K.K., and he’s also got a passion for it.
When he heard Kordolls son had become a woodworking teacher, Andrew said it was a dream come true.
“That was something I was hoping for,” Andrew said.
Kordonoff, Kordolson’s brother, said his family always planned to become woodcarved.
“We never thought that it would ever happen, and we’ve been working hard and working really hard since the time we started making our own carvignettes,” he told Fox News.
“When I saw him on TV today, he really did say that he was looking forward to doing it.
He told us he was so excited and we were excited to see him doing it.”