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Archive for November 2nd, 2018

Badger Propel Air Fittings: DIY Cork Washers

The tiny sandblaster turns out to be a Badger 260 with miniature Propel threaded fittings on the air line:

Badger Propel air fitting - DIY cork washers

Badger Propel air fitting – DIY cork washers

Foreseeing a Propel washer getting lost in the confusion, I punched a few from a cork sheet and trimmed them to half-thickness. The little brass hole punch isn’t good for more than a few whacks, but that’s all I needed. My cork is crumblier than theirs, but I got a few decent-looking washers and, with a bit of luck, won’t need any of them.

Maybe I should make a soft gasket from a thin plastic sheet?

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