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Wood Ball Knob Kit for OE Grinders - Magnetic!

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Wood Ball Knob Kit for OE Grinders - Magnetic!
Wood Ball Knob Kit for OE Grinders - Magnetic!
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Wood Ball Knob kit for OE Grinders - fits all Lido including the OG, and the Fixie Travel Grinder (we use the same knob shaft on all Lido, and Fixie grinders).  Here's the thing... Our original rectangular tab style knob, that we use on the Lido grinders, Fixie, and OG was inspired by the style of knob on many large format vintage fishing reels.  We like it.  And, here's what Doug has to say about it:  "I have become so accustomed to the flat knob on the Lido grinders that the feeling became second nature.  Then a Lido OG customer suggested a round knob would be better...so I tried making some round knobs, and I find it's not so much better, as it is just different.  But, from a design perspective, a sphere is a very nice form, especially in light of the hard materials, and hard angles that we use on some of the grinders, and the warm wood is a nice counter balance."  

This 1 1/2" (38mm) Hardwood Ball Knob is made from a standard ball, described as "Birch or Maple" (from the grain and color, they are mostly Maple), procured from a wood working supply company (we don't know how, or why they make them, but they do...so we bought some)   These hardwood balls are precision drilled, with a magnet installed inside the ball.  So, all you have to do is remove your old knob (take off the silicone cover, unscrew the screw from the shaft) and pop the new wood ball on the shaft!    Each ball is a bit different with random grain and swirly patterns, they have 3 coats of varnish so they'll stay nice & bright.  Some have minor imperfections just as they came from the wood working company...  The ball comes with a curved washer that trims out the application a bit.  

Kit contains one wood ball knob with magnet installed, and one washer (you will use the shaft & screw you have on the grinder to mount the ball & washer in place of the existing knob & knob cover).

NOTE - if you have the earliest Lido 2 which has a hard plastic knob and no silicone cover you will need to replace your current knob shaft with a current one - please inquire for this part!

Made in USA - ships from USA


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