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Craftsmanship Museum: Pint-sized surprise

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CARLSBAD (CBS 8) - Inside a large Carlsbad complex, you will find some very small-minded people. There's nothing "biggie-sized" at the Craftsmanship Museum, except their admiration for who can manually manufacture the miniscule.

"When you look at some the objects you see on display here, you're looking at real skill, real craftsmen," Craig Libuse said.

Miniatures that are in working order.

"They are scaled down naturally, but that adds difficulty to the process, making something smaller," Craig said.

The centerpiece of the Craftsmanship Museum is a fully functioning Duesenberg.

"It's one-sixth scale. It runs. The transmission works, the lights work," Craig said. "There's over 6,000 parts in it. Each one had to be handmade."

Here you'll find Chevy under glass.

"It's a very accurate representation of a 327 Corvette engine. It will actually turn 18,000 rpm," Craig said.

It's a great place to let off a little steam.

"This represents steam and all of its different many forms and functions," Craig said.

The Craftsmanship Museum's mini-armaments section is amazing.

"This is a miniature Beretta automatic. Everything is functional on that," Craig said.

If you're looking to downsize your home, they've got just the display for you.

"Everything is one-twelfth scale, one inch to the foot," Craig said.

Meanwhile, in the shop, they continue to shrink.

"It's a big museum of little stuff," Craig said.

The Craftsmanship Museum is open four days a week and free to the public. Here, they are out to prove that big things come in small packages.

Some of the footage used in this video report was shot using a GoPro camera.

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