Drora's surprise giveaway

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

The riddle solution

Hello dear readers,

Some time ago a childhood friend of mine asked me if I'll be able to create a miniature Primus cooking stove.

I am not sure how many of you got to see a Primus at work. It's a noisy apparatus, the larger its head,  the bigger the noise.   It was in use here in Israel before the 40s of the last century. Those were the days when electricity did not reach all parts of the country.  The nomade tribes here, still use it, as it operates on kerosene and makes no soot.  Here is a reference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primus_stove).

Given this challenge, I decided to try and make one for my antiquities stall. 

All the material that I need, I found at home.   (Buttons, fimo, jewelry findings, large paper clips, etc.)

These are my prototypes.  The paper clips are not pliable enough.  I need to find some aluminum wire which can be bent easily to the shape I want for the legs.

No wonder no one was able to guess the answer. 

I'll be back, later on,  as soon as I make a list of participants and use the random number generator to make the draw.  Please stay tuned.

Until then....


  1. I would have never been able to guess you would do that. It was very intersting to know more about this cooking stove. You did a great job.

  2. Oh no, I,m sure that I wouldn't guess this answer, Drora, what a beautiful miniature Primus cooking stove you've made, it's an excellent copy!!
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. It looks perfect! Great work!

  4. BRILLIANT!!! I Would have NEVER have guessed this Drora but you have done a GREAT job of making this burner! :D

  5. It's really fascinating to see the solution of your riddle. Your Primus stove turned out awesome… and it's even more incredible when having in mind what kind of materials you've used. Wonderful work!


  6. I saw fist in Facebook and I thought it´s brilliant, well done. Such and interesting and well made artefact.

  7. Nunca se me hubiera ocurrido pensar en semejante artículo.
    Una idea brillante y un resultado fantástico.
    Un abrazo

  8. Jaaaa! Misterio desvelado! Me encanta!!! Un beso