Posted By admin on December 23, 2009
This miniature tool chest is 1/12th scale reproduction of the Hewlett chest, a “gentleman’s chest” made in England in 1773.
This miniature masterpiece is made by William R. Robertson from Kansas City, United States.
All the tools are functional, from the hand-engraved boxwood folding rule with its five-leaf hinge (what was recording to Robinson the hardest tool to make) , to the brass and steel backsaw boasting 160 teeth per inch.And the lock even works. The two tiny hand planers he made for this chest not only work, they work so well they’ve become an indispensable part of Robertson’s kit for making more miniatures.
William Robertson has made many 1/12th scale versions of period furniture, architecture and tools.
The Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum contains the largest collection of his miniatures.