A Scale V-12 Engine, Art Engravings, Wood Carving, and Other Projects

Roger’s scale supercharged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engine.

Roger’s scale supercharged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engine.

Beyond his engraving skills, Roger has ventured into many other areas of miniature craftsmanship. This section focuses on his scale internal combustion engine project, some art engraving, wood carving, and a few other ventures. This final page of Roger’s work demonstrates the versatility of his skills, and his commitment to producing fine artistic craftsmanship in all of his endeavors.

1/3 Scale Merlin V-12 Engine

Miniature Spark Plug and Oiler

Miniature Engraving 

At one point, fellow Craftsman of the Year winner Jerry Kieffer asked Roger to engrave the Harley-Davidson logo on the air cleaner for his 1/8 scale Harley Davidson Knucklehead. As a practical joke, Roger duplicated Jerry’s air cleaner exactly, and engraved it with a perfect logo—except that underneath the logo it read, “Made in China” instead of “Made in USA.” Jerry’s real air cleaner was given the proper engraving, but when he first saw this duplicate air cleaner there was a moment of panic before the laughter. We now have the duplicate 1/8 scale air cleaner on display in the Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad, CA. It still represents masterful work, even if it was made in jest.

Miniature Craftsman Socket and Wrench Set

Roger is a longtime collector and restorer of Cushman scooters. He was working on building a running 1/4 scale Cushman engine at the time of this writing. In order to work on the fasteners more easily, he decided he needed an appropriately sized set off tools to assemble it.

Wood Carving

This section is sponsored by:

Sherline Products

Makers of precision miniature machine tools and accessories. Sherline tools are made in the USA.


Sherline is proud to confirm that Roger Ronnie uses Sherline tools in the production of some of his small projects.

Artisan added: October 20, 2021 - Last modified: October 30, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship