I bought a recipe for a shield, and equipped it hoping to sell it when I was done. Turns out you have to learn a recipe to use it, which makes it non-tradable anymore, and kind of useless afterwards.
I then bought the materials I was missing and completed the item. I then noticed that once equipped the item would be bound to me, and I wouldn't be able to sell it anymore.
If all items that are used can't be traded anymore, where do all the items in the auction house come from? Are some items found in depth? Is it just people continuing to craft items for the sole purpose of selling them to other people?