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Little Orange Lead Lined Box 1 year 3 months ago #2468

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Hey all,

I have always been a little dubious about leaving radioactive test sources just laying around, although they emit small amounts of radiation. I knocked up a little lead lined box over the weekend to keep my test sources in. The box is just one of those cheapo wooden boxes from India (or somewhere) that you see for sale in markets and such that I lined with 2mm lead flashing (used above windows), painted bright orange with some paint left over from an old project. I added a label on top that is from a check source I bought from ebay and a radioactive symbol tie pin on the front.

It works very well and get nothing more than background radiation when it is closed so I thought I would share. It does look a little rough as I split the wood a little and didn't bother to clean it up at all, but I actually like the way it looks.


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Lest we forget that although we are waterproof, we are porous to nearly all forms of radiation and react with many chemicals, minerals and metals. The world doesn't owe us a living, but it owes us a life - Me
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Little Orange Lead Lined Box 1 year 3 months ago #2470

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Very nice. Very old school. Wouldn't look out of place on Marie Curie's workbench :)
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Little Orange Lead Lined Box 1 year 3 months ago #2471

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Thanks for your comment bethsalem :)
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Little Orange Lead Lined Box 1 year 2 months ago #2498

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Cool box!
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Little Orange Lead Lined Box 1 year 2 months ago #2500

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Nice!
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Little Orange Lead Lined Box 1 year 2 months ago #2506

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Thanks for your kind comments :)
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