Little Orange Lead Lined Box

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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #2468 by Simomax
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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7 years 8 months ago #2470 by bethsalem
Very nice. Very old school. Wouldn't look out of place on Marie Curie's workbench :)
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7 years 8 months ago #2471 by Simomax
Thanks for your comment bethsalem :)

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7 years 7 months ago #2498 by Juzzie
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Cool box!

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7 years 7 months ago #2500 by mw0uzo
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Nice!
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7 years 7 months ago #2506 by Simomax
Thanks for your kind comments :)

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