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.

If you would like to submit a recommendation for a craftsman or project to be considered for inclusion in the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad, CA, please download and fill out the submission form, or simply send an email to mecm@craftsmanshipmuseum.com. Be sure to include information about your recommendation.

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

Shigeo Ogawa

Shigeo Ogawa

Founder of O.S. Engines—model airplane engine innovator.

Steve Lindsay

Steve Lindsay

World famous engraver and engraving tool maker with a bold style. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2014.

Sunia Reznik

Sunia Reznik

An assortment of wooden vehicles from motorcycles to trains made from fine hardwoods.

Szymon Klimek

Szymon Klimek

Miniature model engineering, art, or jewelry—you decide. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for 2009.

Tatjana van Vark

Tatjana van Vark

Building scientific instruments from the past, along with other technical projects.

Thomas Garing

Thomas Garing

Making a scratch-built, fully functional 1/12 scale model P&H 1015 crawler crane.

Tom Showers

Tom Showers

A lifetime of building scale model firefighting apparatus.

Wilhelm Huxhold

Wilhelm Huxhold

Masterful miniature steam engines, machine tools, and other model engineering projects. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 1999.

Will Neely

Will Neely

A professional modeler builds scale dirt track and sprint cars for fun.

William Dubin

William Dubin

Fanciful mechanical art that pays tribute to old steam engines.

William R. Robertson

William R. Robertson

Museum quality, historically correct scale miniatures in metal and wood. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2015.

William R. Smith

William R. Smith

Award-winning clocks and instructions on how to build them. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2000.

Xu Yan

Xu Yan

An impressive collection of miniature firearms from China.

Young C. Park

Young C. Park

Aluminum model Corsair and Mustang aircraft with detail like you’ve never seen. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2002.

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship