Thank you for the suggestions. There is indeed a well-known wood-working supply store near my home. The guys over there were full of info when I was re-doing my autoharp. I bet any one of them would take on a project like this pedal and find it easy-peasy. (look at all those hyphenated words!) I am looking forward to snooping around this site. So many fun things!!
Thanks for the info Brian. Your Johnny Cash profile pic is my fave!