You didn’t believe me before when I talked about real working miniature TVs or mini Arcade Games, you say? Well, then you will not believe this when I say that there are fully functional miniature power tools as well on the market!
But if you do want to believe me, here’s the next article about my series of real working and functional miniature things, so let’s dive straight into the next one!
Miniature Marvels: The Art and Precision of Functioning Scale Model Power Tools.
As we open the doors to the miniature workshop, you’ll discover a world where craftsmanship steals the show.
Then just think about between all of this are that would include tiny motors, minuscule blades, and attention to detail that boggles the mind8
But let’s make something clear first! : Miniatures vs. Small Real-Size Power Tools.
Before we jump into the details of these tiny tools, let’s clear the air on what makes them unique and what we are talking about here.
Functioning tiny power tools, Lizzy? Yes really!
The artisans behind them pour their skills into creating miniature power tools that defy expectations and pack a punch despite their size.
The process of replicating real-size tools at a miniature scale- how are functional miniature power tools created?
Ever wondered how those pint-sized power tools came into existence?
Well, it’s a fascinating journey that often begins in the digital world where craftsmen design each component using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
Once the digital blueprints are ready, they hit the sweet spot – 3D printing.
Layer by layer, these mini designs materialize into physical form, thanks to the precision of 3D printing technology.
But we’re not done yet; now comes the assembly phase. Tiny functioning circular saws, minute blades, impact drivers, and other components are carefully pieced together like a complex puzzle.
This latter might be a total nightmare though and can take hours because small wires can break easily and it can be a nightmare to connect them to a battery.
It’s a delicate dance of craftsmanship and patience.
The other things that you need besides a 3D printer to make them function are hearing aid batteries, small functioning motors, tiny buttons, tiny cables (like from a headphone), etc.
Finally, these mini marvels undergo rigorous testing to ensure they’re not just for show but are fully functional power tools in their own right.
The mini power tool in the video below is actually just a real-size tool, just held by the largest hand in the world, and created by Lance Abernethy from New Zealand.
JUST KIDDING, are you still reading this? 🙂
But seriously now, Lizzy: What are the Practical Uses of Miniature Functioning Power Tools?
By now, you might wonder: these are all fine and dandy, but what could be a practical use for tiny power tools that really work or even can be used?
Well, imagine a woodworking workshop, but totally created with scale models, did you ever find a miniaturist who created something like this?
There are miniature cooking shows, so why not miniature crafting workshops?
There aren’t a lot of actual room boxes or dollhouses or even a backyard shed containing not just miniature tools but also INCLUDE miniature functional power tools, but there are quite some small workshop projects online, like this miniature maker from Brazil called Ivane Grandi.
Now, imagine adding WORKING power tools to these miniature scenes, wouldn’t that be awesome?
You could even film YouTube videos where you create the tiniest scale models, just like the miniature cooking shows, by using small power tools 🙂
I would consider ” miniature workshops where big hands craft tiny things, with tiny power tools’ an undiscovered business opportunity for Youtubers!
As I said, just like the mini cooking shows haha, I would watch it!
A Guided Tour: Spotlight on the Most Popular Miniaturist Creating Functional Tiny Power Tools
Now let’s head straight for the things we want to see, miniature power tools in action!
1. Miniaturist Enos Camare.
Enos Camare creates real working tiny power tools and all kinds of mini working machinery as well, with the help of 3D printing.
He has a YouTube channel, an Instagram page, and an Etsy store, where he shows off ao, a functional mini Makita circular saw, a Functional Makita impact driver, and even something like a functioning miniature elevator, a functioning miniature spinning washing machine, and a coca cola machine!
On his Etsy store, you can buy any STL Files to create certain functioning miniatures or 3D-printed custom dollhouse furniture.
2. Scale model world SAZO
These miniature working power tools are a bit bigger in the model-scale world and not really suitable for dollhouses I presume, as they are on a scale 1:3, but I thought I would mention them anyway, as they are so cool!
The only information that I could find though, was on this Youtube channel, with no other website or anything like that or any explanation on how these were made, but these are amazing!
There is a miniature circular saw, a miniature miter saw, and much more, take a look!
3. Powermite miniature power tools.
There was a brand called Powermite by Ideal that used to produce miniature power tools, but these are now only available as vintage mini toys.
Here and there you might get luck in still finding them in vintage stores like this one on Etsy, while they have become rare.
Released in 1969, they are battery-operated (DDs) and come with a yellow plastic case that measures 6.5” x 4.5” x 3.5”.
Their power of course is quite limited to cutting thin sheets of balsa wood and Styrofoam, but comes fully equipped with all bits and pieces that you need to make them able to work on something itsy-bitsy tiny!
In the video below you can see how they present themselves on scale, isn’t that cute?
4. A mini wind-up power drill toy.
I have found another vintage mini power tool from 1988 on Etsy, but just one type. It doesn’t use batteries, but you are able to wind it up.
Not sure at all though if this is very powerful, probably not! But for your YouTube show (will you be the first one haha), it can be nice to re-enact with :-).
5. Imperial Toys Mini Power ‘working” mini tools
Yet again, these are cute mini replicas, but I doubt if they would look fine in a room box with a workshop, as they ‘drill’ buy winding them up and the windup button looks too big to hide in a miniature scene, so they’re more like actual small toys?
But anyway, they do look cute, and maybe you can work your way around the wind-up button 🙂
Have you seen my other articles on real working miniatures?
- real working miniature knives.
- real working miniature musical instruments
- real working miniature blenders
- real working mini Arcade games
My Final Conclusion
I hope that you found this article on functional miniature power tools interesting and you know what: I really hope that someday someone makes a big room box with a (wood)workshop as a scale model, and implements these functioning mini power tools into the scene!
Who will be brave enough to do this, I would support it haha!
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them down below in the comment section, or you can contact me on any of my social media accounts below on the right. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel with all my different little workshops!
I wish you happy crafting!
My name is Lizzy, and I am an amateur miniaturist obsessed with everything in the dollhouse and miniature world, ever since I was a teenager.
I love to write as well about all things happening in the miniature world, hence the reason why I created this blog!
I wish you happy reading and crafting!