I'm in the midst of mounting up a pair of rock skis (Rossi B4s picked up on the cheap) and I've hit a wall. I've got my holes drilled but now I need to tap them and damned if finding the required #12AB tap locally isn't a pain. I know there's a couple places online that sell the tap but I was hoping to avoid sinking another $20 into a rock ski mount (but I understand this may ultimately be the only option).
So my question(s)...
Is there anyone in Charlottesville/DC area who's got a #12AB tap I could use for a few minutes to get my mount finished up? Skier219? Anyone else?
Does it have to be a #12AB tap?
If I can get my hands on some #12AB screws that are self-tappers vs. the regular ones that came with my Railflex plate, could I circumvent buying a tap and tap the holes using these?
Failing all these options, I've got a trip to Utah coming up in March, would any Utah bears be willing to help a guy out?
Thanks to anyone that can help and if the answer ends up being "just order the tap," well.. ok.