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Just for fun #1: Mjöllnir

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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.

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Thors Hammer JTHOR

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



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mafe

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#1 posted 1468 days ago

That will keep you buisy…
Have a nice vecation.

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

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Flemming

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#2 posted 1468 days ago

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.

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stefang

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#3 posted 1468 days ago

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.

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Flemming

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#4 posted 1468 days ago

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.

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#5 posted 1468 days ago

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

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Flemming

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#6 posted 1467 days ago

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.

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