In line with the goals of the Joe Martin Foundation, the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum has sought to compile and maintain an archive of the great builders of our time, as well as their projects. In doing so, we hope to honor each craftsman and their work by giving insight into each person's life, background, training, and attitude toward craftsmanship.

The wide range of craftsmen honored here have used their trade skills to produce works of art, going beyond simple production. The quality of work far exceeds the bare minimum. It demonstrates competence and a level of perfection that can be recognized by many, but achieved by few. Frequently, this work involves building exact scale models of a variety of objects, often done simply for the love of the work. The builders’ satisfaction comes from the pursuit of perfection.

Below is a list of our featured craftsmen with links to their individual pages.

Clarence Lee

Clarence Lee

Model aircraft engine innovator behind Lee, Veco and other engines.

Daniel White

Daniel White

The smallest knapped arrowheads you will ever see.

David Glen

David Glen

Super-detailed 1/5 scale Spitfire and P-51 Mustang aircraft models.

David Kucer

David Kucer

World-class miniature guns from Canada. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2006.

Dick McCoy

Dick McCoy

Model airplane engine innovator, and founder of McCoy Engines.

Donald Riley

Donald Riley

Building wooden toys and animated music boxes for all to enjoy.

Doug Kelley

Doug Kelley

A longtime model engineer with a specialty in lesser-known engines.

Duke Fox

Duke Fox

Founder of Fox Engines—model airplane engine innovator.

Find Hansen

Find Hansen

Unusual scale model hot-bulb engines from Denmark.

Fred Heim

Fred Heim

Miniature construction equipment—if you can call 1/2 scale “miniature.” Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012.

GarE Maxton

GarE Maxton

Unusual metal puzzles that are both challenging and beautiful.

Gary Conley

Gary Conley

Conley Precision. Manufacturer of quarter scale V-8 engines. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2012.

George Britnell

George Britnell

A wide variety of model engineering projects from guns to engines, with an emphasis on Fords. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2016.

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship