Dorsett Publications, LLC.
Where Great Modeling Starts....
Publications is, by miniatures standards, an old company. Started by
Jim and Helen Dorsett in 1961, Dorsett Miniatures specialized in Victorian
models for doll collectors, and published their first one-twelfth scale
how-to book, the first of its kind, in 1963, The Cabinetmaker's
Guide to Dollhouse Furniture. In 1976, when they began publishing
The Scale Cabinetmaker, they renamed the company to Dorsett Publications.
The Scale Cabinetmaker focused on plans, patterns, and the techniques
essential to the miniature hobby. In 1996, after 20 years of publishing
TSC, Jim retired, although he continued to produce new books
and started working on the re-release of TSC on cd-rom. In 2006,
the company was reincorporated as Dorsett Publications, LLC. Fifty years
after Helen first stepped into the publishing industry, we are still
a family-owned company.
pride ourselves in releasing quality miniature plans, patterns, and
technique publications. In an essay "Why
Scale?", published in the first issue of TSC, Jim defined
the mission for both The Scale Cabinetmaker and Dorsett Publications.
He often said that he and Helen started the journal as an answer to
the age old assumption that "men don't play with dollhouses and
women don't use tools."
its founding, we have published materials on everything from building
Victorian furniture to building power supplies to caning. We invite
you to spend some time exploring the website, download a sample project,
read the essays on scale modelling, and, if you are new to miniatures,
pick up an x-acto knife and join the fun.
Meghan Dorsett, Publisher