Fixing a ferrite antenna control knob (BD563A)

ferrite antenna control knob
Bakelite can be pretty fragile

The control knob of this Philips BD563A broke because the previous owner didn’t notice or care that the knob was turning heavily and so after a while it broke out.

Since it is basically impossible to get the right colour AND type of knob, one has to come up with something. Printing a new button is not an option, since I do not own a printer and part of the knob is in plain view.

So I fabricated a sliding axle and have affixed part one of the control mechanism onto it. No glue, just a precise cut and some thinking it over many times.