LumberJocks

Thor's hammer!

  • Advertise with us
Project by BTimmons posted 429 days ago 1364 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Thor's hammer!
Thor's hammer! No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Behold, Mjölnir!

A good friend of mine had a belated birthday party over the weekend. And unbeknownst to him but knownst to us, the theme for the party was none other than THOR, his favorite comic book hero when he was a kid. There were Thor paper plates, winged helmet party hats, a golden throne, a giant cardboard Chris Hemsworth, the works. Hey, we’re adults and we can do what we want. Don’t judge.

Another friend in the group asked me if I could make a hammer for the occasion and I happily obliged. When I started looking for images of the hammer, I found a dozen or so different versions between the movies and comic books. I couldn’t settle on any one of them, so I decided to take some artistic license and make my own version.

More pictures and construction details here.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com





10 comments so far

View chrisstef's profile (online now)

chrisstef

10620 posts in 1631 days


#1 posted 429 days ago

That kicks a$$ !! I love the scroll / engraving on the head BT. How’d you do that?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View BTimmons's profile

BTimmons

2104 posts in 1109 days


#2 posted 429 days ago

Thanks, Stef! The carving was done by finding a pattern online that I liked, tracing it with my marking knife, and following it with the v-gouge from this cheap set. Worked well enough. See the pictures I linked to in the original description, you can see some of the process.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

View Don W's profile (online now)

Don W

14824 posts in 1192 days


#3 posted 429 days ago

that pretty cool. It’s always good to have a super hero’s weapon handy.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

View XrayJay's profile

XrayJay

90 posts in 603 days


#4 posted 429 days ago

It didn’t look that big at first but I pulled up the “construction details” and that thing is huge! You’re right the engraving takes the piece, from great to awesome. Thanks for sharing.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

View madts's profile

madts

1245 posts in 964 days


#5 posted 428 days ago

Pretty darn cool.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

View Roger's profile (online now)

Roger

14312 posts in 1428 days


#6 posted 428 days ago

Nice Celtic art on thar

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15582 posts in 1491 days


#7 posted 428 days ago

You did a great job on that hammer.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View RaggedKerf's profile

RaggedKerf

407 posts in 745 days


#8 posted 428 days ago

That is FANTASTIC. A work of art, man!

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

View SawDustNeophyte's profile

SawDustNeophyte

101 posts in 1723 days


#9 posted 427 days ago

Awesome!

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11216 posts in 800 days


#10 posted 426 days ago

That’s fantastic! It’s a great version of Thor’s hammer. Looking at your friend’s face, I’m sure he loved it and had fun in the party.

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