LumberJocks

Just for fun #1: Mjöllnir

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Flemming posted 07-22-2010 07:20 PM 2803 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Just for fun series Part 2: Mjöllnir »

so the jewellery box journey has ended, and it’s on to the next project. I am going on vacation for 2 weeks in greece and I wont have access to much. I’ve always wanted a thors hammer amulet for myself, since he’s a big part of my heritage and the most awesome god of all. I will bring a small block of wood with me and a pen knife and give it a go…

For those of you who are unfamiliar with norse mythology, Thor is the god of war, lighting and thunder, and is so famous as to have a day of the week named after him (i’ll leave you to guess which one). He travels in a chariot drawn by two goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr. He resides at his hall Bilskirnir in Valhala. Probably best known for his hammer Mjöllnir, which is the most popular representation of Thor today.

below are some pictures of thors hammer that I like, which I found online. I cant hope to include the detail of some of them, but I will take some inspiration from each of them and incorporate it into my own. For example, I dont like the hammers that have such a sharp point at the bottom. and the top of the amulet needs to have a representative wolfs head, simply to honour norse mythology.

VP15

thoramulet

wk800a3

Thors Hammer JTHOR

NFTpop174

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.



6 comments so far

View mafe's profile

mafe

9561 posts in 1777 days


#1 posted 07-22-2010 07:34 PM

That will keep you buisy…
Have a nice vecation.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Flemming's profile

Flemming

417 posts in 1584 days


#2 posted 07-22-2010 07:44 PM

hahahah mads… it will indeed keep me busy. but those pictures are inspiration. my amulet will probably look all off centre and wonky… but what the heck, i need something to do on the beach besides sleep and drinking too many “refreshments” ;)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

View stefang's profile

stefang

13274 posts in 2022 days


#3 posted 07-22-2010 07:54 PM

Hi Flemming. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. My last box had Thors goats on it. A design my son did. You can find it on my home page under projects if you are interested. Have a nice holiday.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Flemming's profile

Flemming

417 posts in 1584 days


#4 posted 07-22-2010 08:15 PM

hey mike – :D thanks for the inspiration. I did spot that box with a very loving eye when I first saw it :) it’s beautiful! if it’s alright with you, i’d like to use a few design details from the inlay as an influence.

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

View Dennisgrosen's profile

Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1803 days


#5 posted 07-23-2010 02:13 AM

sounds interresting
looking forward to see if the greek goods will alow you
to contribute to the nordick religion under theres duristriction…....LOL
have a great vacation Flemming

Dennis

View Flemming's profile

Flemming

417 posts in 1584 days


#6 posted 07-23-2010 01:59 PM

Hej Dennis – heheheh, that’s the excuse i’ll use when I return with a broken stick ;)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase