I ran across this video of a custom-measured boot maker in Harper, Oregon, who is looking for someone to buy his business.
If I were younger and unattached I would seriously think about this. I can sew, and I have experience making leather clothing, and I can hammer and use power tools. I could totally do this, with some training. I'm all about skill acquisition.
But I'm not looking for another career. And I'm kind of stuck with a ball and chain, albeit very happily.
It would be a pretty cool way to earn a living though. I hope he finds a successor before his craft just disappears.
(And I would love a pair of those two-toned boots!)
Anyway, if you know of someone who'd be interested, pass it along.