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I think most people respect the time and materials that go into
learning a skill, otherwise there wouldn't be the support for
workshops that are offered over this forum. I think most folks are
willing to pay to buy a video or book or to attend a workshop,
because I've seen several requests by newbies for workshops or
classes offered by more experienced jewelers. Of course, I don't
speak for everybody.
I'm sorry to hear you've been disabled. Perhaps it is possible to
make a video or design a class to teach your skill to paying
Maybe there is some way you could pass on your knowledge and still
make a living.
Personally, I would be willing to give my eye teeth for a good
engraving video -have been trying to teach myself, but so far have
have only perfected gouges and random scratching.