Swedish Wooden Toy

From Lew Lewandowski

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Swedish Wooden Toy

  1. How cool is that!! I'd love to see the underneath gear parts.

  2. Anonymous says:

    okay, I give up..

    REALLY I was hoping someone else would ask/explain

    but how the heck does the marble end up under different "cups"????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think there is actually a marble in each cup, a little lever mechanism inside each arm to either hold or release the marble. If you watch carefully, the arm that has the marble show up moves very slightly to the side before lifting.

  4. Anonymous says:

    my gosh, you are clever…I have always and forever been hopeless at this sort of thing…

    I do much appreciate the info…

    I will now get quite a kick out of showing others and seeing if they can figure it out.

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