Hey Chris -
Just got mine this afternoon. So far on quick inspection I am excited to read the in depth article about Rick, the Hummingbird feeder, the sharpening article, and I just got through looking at Jerry Mifflin's web site based on the recommendation from you On the Web section (or whatever is called). His work looks AMAZING!!
I'll post more on my favorites after I read it thoroughly on my commute tomorrow. Looks like a winner.
As an aside - one topic I'd really like to see addressed (and its a difficult one), is the topic of finances for professional carvers. How they price, do they focus on a niche or carve a large variety, if they are FT or PT and if FT how did they make that transition? How do they get health insurance? etc. i.e. The "business" side of pro carving. Not that I'll ever be a pro - but I am always curious, and hope to have a side "business" selling carvings one day.