The body is pinned in position on a piece of auto body putty and by drilling and marking each new part (leg) for dowelling with the pieces in position, I have flat index planes at point of contact to work to.
Creativity is not a miracle, you just need an eye, imagination, hand skills and the drive to do a lot of work. And its unlikely to make you wealthy, but that doesn't matter because money, as nice as it might be to roll in occasionally is not treasure. If you think otherwise just look at your middle class wages since the fifties -going up nominally and crumbling in terms of the cost of living. So you are always making more and yet can afford less.
I raise my own food, and do top notch carpentry, reasonable boilermaking, make my own diesel fuel, fix my own machinery, and play at contrarian investing on the international markets, all of which seems enough to survive on which is just as well since nobody wants you on the job sites once you reach your sixties. Anyway I'd rather stay home.