Wood sculpture, "Thor's hammer"

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 06-20-2014 10:29 AM 2122 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sculpture was a commission piece that I created and carved for Thurman’s graduation.
It is made from basswood with the handle wrapped in Italian black leather.
Sealer and lacquer finish.
I’m particularly taken with this piece as it has the feel of strength and power. I discovered that there is actually a Thor font that I used for the lettering.
What a pleasure it was to make this for Thurman’s special day.
As always, thanks for looking and commenting.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 10:44 AM

Beautiful carving work Marty. Here's my scroll sawn Thor version.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 11:12 AM

Hey Mike,
Cool looking Thor intarsia. Nice work!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 11:20 AM

Great sculpture for a graduation, and much prettier than the shop mallet I made and named Thor.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 11:47 AM

This is fantastic Marty. I feel the strength just lookin at it. A gr8 gift

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 12:19 PM

Very nice. Did you make a second for the Mallet swap?

-- Some rescue cats, some rescue dogs. I rescue tools. Feel free to send me any tools you cannot take care of or don’t want and I will foster them until I find a good home for them.

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#6 posted 06-20-2014 12:35 PM

Did you make a second for the Mallet swap?

Coulda if I woulda known.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#7 posted 06-20-2014 12:46 PM

Very cool. I always like unique pieces.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 06-20-2014 02:19 PM

Nice work. And appropriate for a grad who’s about to take on the world.
I like people who can think outside the box.

-- jerry

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#9 posted 06-20-2014 03:12 PM

A great looking piece. Nicely done.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 06-20-2014 05:54 PM

And I thought I was the resident hammer guy around here! That looks spectacular.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#11 posted 06-21-2014 10:33 AM

A great piece, very nicely executed!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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