I’ve sold the last of the Woodhaven tailpieces. Looking for an offer for the patterns and tooling. There hasn't been much interest so considering selling to a local metals recycling within the next couple months. Same for the Original Gibson Flathead Tone Ring Foundry Pattern
Foundry patterns for sand casting and tooling that was used to produce Oettinger style tailpieces for Fender banjos in the 60's and 70's by Woodhaven Industries of Oregon, IL.
Woodhaven Industries closed operations in 2013 selling their manufacturing of specialized automotive parts to another local business. As a side business, they produced the tailpieces and tone rings to customer specifications doing the machining from castings poured at a local foundry. Gibson style flat head rings were made for many makers from the 60's until 2013. I was at Woodhaven once when the local foundry delivered 400 tone ring castings for machining. The CNC equipment and programming was sold to a current banjo maker.
I purchased the patterns and tooling used to make the tailpieces. I was only interested in the foundry patterns as a Fender artifact but decided to buy everything associated with the tailpieces. I'm not going to make tailpieces and therefore looking for someone that is OR may be interested in the history of the patterns. Handwritten notes of machining, finishing and assembly are included.
United States, WI
tbd based on location
Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)
Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Very Good Condition
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