Did the same thing last month. Started looking for my 1 1/2" tap to make
some maple nuts. Finally got mad and said #***%@*
* to it! Spent 4 days
cleaning the shops, building shelves and other things I had put off. When I
got through the shops were clean and pretty well organized but no tap.
Called Beal and ordered another one. Two days later found the tap in a
drawer that I had looked in many times.