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.

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.

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