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.