The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum awarded William R. Robertson the title of 2015 Metalworking Craftsman of the Year. He works at 1/12 scale, making miniatures out of wood and metal. Some of his pieces command five figure prices, and have been displayed in the Smithsonian.
His techniques including using very fine grain wood that looks good at such a small scale, as well as homemade miniature hand planes for making the models. Best of all, much of his work is miniature functional tools.
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