Smaller Than Life  Hand-Crafted Miniatures, Machine Tools & Hand Tools 


Here are some recent pieces we have made and added to Smaller Than Life

Implements for collecting sap for maple sugar in 18th century Virginia

Maple Syrup Implements

In 1/12 scale:   Sap Bucket  $20.00, Auger to Drill Hole for Spout $18.00, 

Wooden Hammer to Set Spout  $16.00,    Spout for Sap  $12.00.

 Set with one bucket. $60.00

Set with three buckets $90.00

Desk organizer, a Fine Woodworking Plan

Desk organizer

 Desk Organizer - $45.00   (#11 Exacto blade for scale)  

dersk organizer big and sm

Full Scale Desk Organizer in Obeche wood with Four Miniature Models

$195.00 for the full size piece.

Small Firkins - $22.00 ea     Large Firkins - $24.00 ea

Kitchen Tools are all 1:12 scale and are handmade by Pete on new placards for display

Kitchen tool 1

kitchen Tool 3

kitchen Tool 4

klitchen tool2

Kitchenj tool 5

Modern Pizza Peel $15.00.       Pizza Pan 16” $5.00          Classic wooden pizza peel $8.00.      Pizza Cutter  $20.00

      The first barbecue tools Pete has made in at least 15 years.  All metal including  grates and the wheels. 

Babaque grill



Some recently made boxes.  We have been making boxes for years and they are always a little different.

Box Assortment

Medium Cherry Box - Hinged top $15        Cherry Top - Zebrawood Base - Press fit lid $20         Cherry Box -  Stained  $12          Cocobolo Box - Hinged Lid $22

Medium Painted Box - Hinged Lid $14           2 Sm Painted/ Aged  Boxes - Hinged lids $14 each           Stationery Box - Sliding Lid $12

Small Boxes  -  Various Exotic Woods - Press Fit Lids    $12. each

The Gluing Jigs are not new but this is a perfect time to feature them.  This is our most popular product and with the recent popularity of hand crafting miniatures this can help assembly a great deal.

Glue jigs

glue jigs priced

6" x 9” $35.00     3” x 4” $20.00   2” x 3”  $15.00 

Bonnet Chest

For the elaborate hats in the days before closets this simple American bonnet chest was common in many homes.   Pam made it from our own cherry lumber  and finished it in either Early American or a darker walnut stain with a satin lacquer top coat.  

 $95.00 (Ordering and shipping details are at the how to order tab)

Campfire Popcorn Popper

popper web

Made of metal with a turned wood handle,  The cover slides open and closed.  $40.00

Wood Turning Tools for Use on a Miniature Lathe

Skateboards have metal trucks and working wheels.  Each is painted separately with a gloss finish.  

(Only these 4 left!)

 $35.00 each

buttern churn

Butter Churn  $22.00

scoops small

Small Scoop $10.00 each


This web site contains the products that we make and sell to the dollhouse miniature community.  The furniture is the core of the business and the tools and machines are used to make furniture and in some cases other accessory items.  Chairs are a very popular category that we manufacture and teach.


These. chairs were a class project in California in 2015.


A new woodworking bench   complements the miniature tools.

To make the chairs, we need to cut the wood to size and we do this with a Proxxon FET tilting arbor table saw.

There is a whole page dedicated to the saw and the accessories we make and sell for it.  In addition we sell lathes with duplicator attachments, mills that double as overhead shapers, sanders and even blades and belts for the Preac table saw that is not longer being made.

Saw blades and belts are listed at Miniature Machines/Preac Blades

Sometimes it is difficult for miniaturists to find the tools they need to do fine work.  We have a large amount of hand tools we sell and some we make, like the gluing jigs that are used for keeping projects square during assembly.

It is helpful for the miniaturist to learn the unique skills and methods we use to make our products.  We teach classes at major shows like Chicago International and The Guild Show,  the NAME National Conventions and at the IGMA Guild School held for six days in Maine each June.

The pages in this site will give you much more information on the products and classes  offered by Smaller Than Life.


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