Unusual Skills and Projects

Daniel White has taken the skill of prehistoric craftsmen to extreme miniature sizes. His smallest flint-knapped arrowhead is smaller than a grain of rice.

A section for projects and skills that defy categories

Craftsmanship is not always easy to categorize, but it is usually easy to recognize. This section is for craftsmen who have developed skills or built projects that don't fall into some easily recognized trade or hobby. Nevertheless, what they have done is often both interesting and worthy of recognition. Rather than ignore them, we have created a special category for work that you might not otherwise know existed. In some cases projects are included here because, due to a language barrier or other factors we are simply not able to gather much information on the craftsman, but we still thought you would enjoy seeing the work. Where possible, links to more of the craftsman's work are provided.

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Craftsman (Click name to visit page on this craftsman)

Typical Project (Click for larger image)

Randy Boni

USA—Chainsaw artist turns logs into lifelike art

(Also listed in the Woodworking section.)

Kelsey Barrion

The opposite of miniature engines—a young lady who works on huge Diesel container ship engines

Allen and Patty Eckman

Artistry in molded paper

Alec Gerrard

England—Herod's Temple in Miniature, a 30-year undertaking with more to come

Szymon Klimek

Poland—Jewel-like fine brass miniatures

(Also listed in Machining as Art section.)

GarE Maxton

USA—Unusual metal puzzles that are both challenging and beautiful

Abraham Megerdichian

Miniature metal models of everyday items from a toolbox to a violin

Daniel White

USA—Traditional flint-knapped arrowheads in microscopic sizes

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New Submissions Welcomed

If you have additional information on a project or builder shown on this site that your would like to contribute, please e-mail mecm@craftsmanshipmuseum.com. We also welcome new contributions. Please see our page at www.CraftsmanshipMuseum.com/newsubmit.htm for a submission form and guidelines for submitting descriptive copy and photos for a new project.

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This section is sponsored by SHERLINE PRODUCTS INC., Vista, CA,
manufacturers of tabletop machine tools and accessories.

To learn how your company or organization can sponsor a section in the Craftsmanship Museum, please contact mecm@craftsmanshipmuseum.com.


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