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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





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 06:16 PM

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

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 06:32 PM

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

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Don W

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 10:19 PM

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

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

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XrayJay

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 10:24 PM

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

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madts

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#5 posted 06-18-2013 04:13 AM

Pretty darn cool.

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

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Roger

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#6 posted 06-18-2013 12:26 PM

Nice Celtic art on thar

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

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 06-18-2013 01:43 PM

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

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RaggedKerf

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#8 posted 06-18-2013 06:10 PM

That is FANTASTIC. A work of art, man!

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

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SawDustNeophyte

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#9 posted 06-19-2013 08:09 PM

Awesome!

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

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 06-20-2013 01:34 PM

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.

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