The Wooden Mechanical Projects Section

of the Internet Craftsmanship Museum

Some of the earliest toys for children were probably made from wood. As woodworking equipment got more sophisticated, so did the toys. Some of today's modern woodworking craftsmen are producing the toys of our childhood dreams.  In this section we honor those special toymakers.

Wooden toys and mechanical project builders represented in this section are:

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Craftsman (Click name to visit the page on this craftsman)

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Jim Balestreri

Wooden toys for needy tots

Roberto Heijmans

A massive 1/25 scale wooden electric train layout from the Netherlands

Fred Heim

Huge 1/2 scale construction equipment made from wood

Chuck Hoggarth

A yard full of construction equipment in wood

Harold Manwaring

A working 4-4-0 steam locomotive made from wood

Ronald D. Remsberg

World famous structures modeled in matchsticks

Sunia Reznik

Projects from motorcycles to fire engines in colorful woods

Philip Warren

An entire fleet made from match sticks and match boxes

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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 We also welcome new contributions. Please see our page at 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 The Engine Collectors' Journal, a publication for collectors of the small gas engines used for model aircraft, boats and racecars. Published since 1963 by the Model Museum at 28795 County Road 331, Buena Vista, CO 81211 (Mailing address P.O. Box 243, Buena Vista, CO 81211).

Our special thanks to Tim Dannels at The Engine Collectors' Journal for his contributions to this section.

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