Workshop Development #105: Finally tracked down that *#$% leak!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 05-31-2014 01:53 AM 1585 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 104: Project preparation, rolling sheet goods / cutoffs cart. Part 105 of Workshop Development series Part 106: Clearing the (compressed) air. »

Okay not entirely wood related, but close enough…

With the very little shop time I have been able to spend over the last couple of days I have finally gotten the evasive leak fixed. Turned out to be a FPT male coupler that just did NOT want to seal for anything even though I sealed it up tight…

A colleague of mine had asked me about my impact as he knew I was putting a lot of work into our vehicles lately, and I told him about the Central Pneumatic Earthquake gun. I even offered to loan mine to him, but he insisted on buying his own, and is thrilled with it… Great to hear.

I figured out how to troubleshoot, get spares for, and repair a 20+ year old Blue Point Air ratchet so now I have a premium air ratchet, and a bottom of the barrel version. Both work so whatever…

Detailed blog entries are in 2 places this time. For the leak fix and impact the post is at

My write up on the air ratchet and a pictoral of teardown and rebuild is at

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#1 posted 05-31-2014 04:04 PM

Not really up my alley, but there may be a day when I will change my air situation in Anchorage….......and I have yet to make the setup to house my compressor at La Conner. I don’t have access to a Harbor Freight here in Anchorage, and the nearest one to La Conner is in Bellingham. I do get to Bellingham most trips to La Conner. I will have to check them out.

Got beat up by work this week. Yesterday was recovery. Looking forward to being a little more productive today….............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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