Thursday October 29, 2020

Object of desire

Handcrafted oak objects by Yorkshire furniture maker Robert Mouseman' Thomson are distinguished by having a mouse carved into every piece.

20th July, 2014
Robert Mouseman' Thomson bookends.

Handcrafted oak objects by Yorkshire furniture maker Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thomson are distinguished by having a mouse carved into every piece. Born the son of a village carpenter in 1876, Thomson was inspired by the medieval carving in Ripon Cathedral.

Rather than using modern tools, his preference was for the mortice and tendon joint dowelled for strength, and his use of the adze (a tool used across the globe since the stone age for shaping)...

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