New Pumidor

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New Pumidor

Postby Trioxin » Sep 27th, '08, 00:51

Picked this up today with the intent of using it to store my cakes. Still needs to be cleaned up, but I'm posting pictures anyways. It does have a light wood smell to it, but hey,... its wood. I suppose you'll have that. Does anyone have any suggestions, or know of any reason why I shouldn't use it to store my cakes?

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Here's a pick with a full sized cake inside it. The suckers huge.
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Postby Salsero » Sep 27th, '08, 00:53

Looks great to me. Congrats!

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Postby Wesli » Sep 27th, '08, 02:24

Ahhh. Very cool!

My only suggestion is to wipe it down, maybe with an odor-free cleanser, before you use it.

I'm actually a bit envious now... I want my own spacious, dark wood pumidor! 8)

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Postby Trioxin » Sep 27th, '08, 04:00

Wesli wrote:Ahhh. Very cool!

My only suggestion is to wipe it down, maybe with an odor-free cleanser, before you use it.

I'm actually a bit envious now... I want my own spacious, dark wood pumidor! 8)


Found it (and a matching side table) for a whole $100 off craigslist. I'm definitely going to clean it good before my cakes go in.

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Postby tenuki » Sep 27th, '08, 04:53

First the best puerh knife ever and now this. I hereby dub you 'King of Repurposing'.

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Postby Trioxin » Sep 27th, '08, 05:24

tenuki wrote:First the best puerh knife ever and now this. I hereby dub you 'King of Repurposing'.


Thanks to repurposing this, I now get to keep my pu in the living room. Life is great.

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Postby brianlavelle » Sep 27th, '08, 07:37

Trioxin wrote:
tenuki wrote:First the best puerh knife ever and now this. I hereby dub you 'King of Repurposing'.


Thanks to repurposing this, I now get to keep my pu in the living room. Life is great.

Looks fantastic, Trioxin. A perfect size - and you could proudly display your teaware on that bottom shelf. Will look forward to the pictures of the cleaned and inhabited pumidor!

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Postby Ti » Sep 27th, '08, 08:36

Very cool. I imagine that as time passed the wood will begin to smell like the pu and not the other way around.

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Postby tony shlongini » Sep 27th, '08, 09:52

Nice. That should hold a hundred bings.

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Postby shogun89 » Sep 27th, '08, 10:49

Looks great!

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Postby t4texas » Sep 27th, '08, 10:50

Very cool! Now I'm on the lookout for something the woodworker didn't have in mind for Pu.

In the meantime, do you folks think simply storing it in a metal file cabinet would be okay?

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Postby shogun89 » Sep 27th, '08, 11:27

t4texas wrote:Very cool! Now I'm on the lookout for something the woodworker didn't have in mind for Pu.

In the meantime, do you folks think simply storing it in a metal file cabinet would be okay?


Yes, it would work but not unless you keep a humidity pad in it, otherwise you could just sit everything on a closet shelf. I'm having rain right now so my humidity is 70%, yay!!!!!!!! Oh and by the way, the wood smell will eventually decrease, but as your piece had a finish on it, IDK.

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Postby Trioxin » Sep 27th, '08, 16:23

tony shlongini wrote:Nice. That should hold a hundred bings.


Hopefully someday we'll find out.

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Postby Trioxin » Sep 28th, '08, 05:39

Just a little update on the pumidor. Got it cleaned up (still need to touch up the finish) and it seems to be holding the humidity rather nicely. Time to introduce the cakes.

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Postby Victoria » Sep 28th, '08, 08:50

Congrats! That's a beautiful piece and seems well suited for the task. Not to mention a great conversation piece!

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