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Old 15th Nov 2023, 11:57 am   #1
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Default Interest in commissioning a batch of knobs from Ben Dijkman?

Following on from Steve's post in my other wanted thread,


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As you have probably realised, that style of knob was used on many of the much desired, classic Ekco sets and as such they're hard to come across. Ben Dijkman does/did list them but the last time I enquired he advised that he requires a buyer to purchase a 'large quantity ' to justify him making a new batch. Whilst I see the background reason for that, I don't agree that the onus should be on a single hobbyist to fund the making of a batch when they want one or two knobs. These are sought after knobs and it would be unlikely that any would be left over from a manufactured batch - just hold them in stock. Not just that but they are expensive, around £25 a go as I recall. To be clear, Ben makes superb reproduction products I just don't agree with his policy of making someone stump up for a load of knobs when they want just one or two.


I would be interested in knowing how much interest there might be in commissioning a batch of knobs from Ben Dijkman. I have been in touch with him and he would require an order for 10 sets (ie 30 knobs) at about 55euros a set to make it viable.
If interested please let me know either here or via pm.
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Old 15th Nov 2023, 2:35 pm   #2
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Default Re: Interest in commissioning a batch of knobs from Ben Dijkman?

What colour and size are we looking at? I’m currently after 3 sets of knobs for black and chrome sets, an AC86, AD65, and AC76. Not sure if I need any brown / walnut ones, I’ll have a look when I get home!

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Old 15th Nov 2023, 6:26 pm   #3
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That's problem no.1. I'm looking for 2 small ones, 28mm dia. approx, and one larger one, 45(?)mm dia., both walnut.
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