Lux Lex here - I'm currently rank 7 carpenter, rank 12 alchemist. If I could get the materials for fish glue I'd be able to make it soon. I can make dyes but again, need materials. I'd be happy to make maple grips and other things at my level, I'm really needing brass plate, brass rivets and sheepskin straps atm. I'll sell you a maple wand for 1.5 K if you can find me. Willing to trade gathered ores for salt, shrooms, fish (ask me which ones), shells, logs, rye, wheat, corn... etc - essentially anything I can skill off of.
I have tons of beeswax and distilled water available if people need it.
When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.