|Project by crossfacecraddle||posted 04-22-2014 03:43 AM||1485 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I have been around the site for awhile but this is my first post. I had to change the picture size on my laptop before posting them so hopefully I did ok.
I was asked to make some awards for my sons high school wrestling team, Thor’s Hammer is the most coveted by the senior wrestlers on the varsity team. Before this year the winner would just get their name on a plaque. I had a lot of fun designing it and making it.
It is almost 2 feet long, to give you some scale. For the handle I used Ash and I then wrapped it with some 3/4” leather strapping. The top is Walnut, the hammer head and axe are both Hard Maple. I turned the parts on my lathe, and I hand carved the axe part. I used a mortise and tenon joint to attach the axe part to the walnut top and the hammer side is essentially a big dowel that fits into a hole I drilled into the walnut top. Many coats of lacquer were applied and then I buffed/rubbed it out to the sheen it is now.
The plaque/holder is red oak that I dyed before shooting it with lacquer.
-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John