Cheap nice shoes are always good but pay $400 for a pair now you have a storywhobwould have thought Sears would get run over. You need to stay viable some how. Chainsaw carvers will never be put out of business no one smart wants to do it there are so many wiser ways to make money. I asked my Dad one time why a guy we knew was carving and my Dad said for the money! I said are you serious? I don't carve for the money I make art for the life style. I hope for more money but if you are a crap carver you can't make any dough.
Plus younger pretty women like older artist's. Or I'm hoping so!
Keep your saw in the Wood!