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Any interest? Gottlieb wedgehead wooden faces


By goldenboy232

61 days ago



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#1 61 days ago

Hi everyone, I wanted to post this just to gauge interest.

I have a friend who can cut wedgehead faces out of 1/4" nominal paint-grade plywood (normally birch or poplar) using a laser cutter. I provided him the one pictured (purchased from Ken Head) to see if he can replicate them and, in fact, he can. I will post photos of the ones he makes before taking any actual orders.

I know I've frequently used Bondo to repair damaged heads, but there have been a couple (as in the case of the Gottlieb Drop-A-Card head pictured at the very bottom of the photos shown below) where I'm going to have to completely replace the face.

Because the size of Gottlieb heads can vary a bit, I'm thinking of offering two sizes:

1. One would be a "standard" size (I'd base it on the measurements of one of my wedgeheads like Atlantis, and I'd publish that size and call it "standard")

2. The other size would be 1/4" larger all the way around to give you some margin in case your head is bigger. It would mean you'd make four straight cuts around the outside on a table saw/etc. once receiving them and measuring for exact size of your head (but the inner hole would be the same and not need any modification).

Obviously, if you're good with wood-working and a router, you can make these yourself, but I thought perhaps the Gottlieb EM community here might have demand for some of these for restorations.

These would be $45 plus shipping.

At this point, I'm just seeing if there's any demand for these. If you think you'd want one (or more) let me know. I am going to see what shipping would cost later this week and can provide that info too.

Mark

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#2 61 days ago

A very good idea and a reasonable price.

#3 60 days ago

Nice idea GB...I'm sure there are people who would want these who don't want to bother or aren't comfortable enough to make these themselves - I also think the shipping cost is an important piece...that could prove to be cost ineffective.

I'm curious what wedgeheads are larger? I can't think of any...and the many wedgies I have in storage are all the same size which I can tell easily because of how they are "stacked", but then again I don't have alot of 70s games...just curious mostly - I just can't think of any off-sized ones and it's kinda killing me. lol

Sean

#4 60 days ago

A great idea Mark, and a very nice prototype, but I am not sure that someone who cannot cutout a face using a circular saw and jigsaw would have the capability to remove the old face and attach the new one.

#5 60 days ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Hi everyone, I wanted to post this just to gauge interest.
I have a friend who can cut wedgehead faces out of 1/4" nominal paint-grade plywood (normally birch or poplar) using a laser cutter. I provided him the one pictured (purchased from Ken Head) to see if he can replicate them and, in fact, he can. I will post photos of the ones he makes before taking any actual orders.
I know I've frequently used Bondo to repair damaged heads, but there have been a couple (as in the case of the Gottlieb Drop-A-Card head pictured at the very bottom of the photos shown below) where I'm going to have to completely replace the face.
Because the size of Gottlieb heads can vary a bit, I'm thinking of offering two sizes:
1. One would be a "standard" size (I'd base it on the measurements of one of my wedgeheads like Atlantis, and I'd publish that size and call it "standard")
2. The other size would be 1/4" larger all the way around to give you some margin in case your head is bigger. It would mean you'd make four straight cuts around the outside on a table saw/etc. once receiving them and measuring for exact size of your head (but the inner hole would be the same and not need any modification).
Obviously, if you're good with wood-working and a router, you can make these yourself, but I thought perhaps the Gottlieb EM community here might have demand for some of these for restorations.
These would be $45 plus shipping.
At this point, I'm just seeing if there's any demand for these. If you think you'd want one (or more) let me know. I am going to see what shipping would cost later this week and can provide that info too.
Mark
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That looks like a flood survivor.

#6 60 days ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

That looks like a flood survivor.

Yeah that Drop A Card has seen better days...

#7 55 days ago

Just thought I'd bump this in case anyone's currently interested. I think I'm going to go ahead and have 4 of them made (I need two) and then we'll see where it goes from there...

#8 55 days ago

yea figure out shipping. Another piece of this is a little brad nailer to reattach.

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