Thor's Hammer

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Project by ic3ss posted 05-18-2015 10:14 PM 3138 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided that I needed a new mallet to keep on my new bench for the holdfasts. I’ve wanted one of this design for a while, and with all of the hard maple scraps left over from building my bench it was the perfect time. It only took me two hours work and was pretty fun. I decided to leave the handle a bit rough with rasp marks, if I smoothed it out I would just have to cut a texture into it anyway, so I just left it.

The big thing here is not the finish quality but the construction. I had so much fun draw boring the tenons on my bench so much, I wanted to make the mallet to match. I went overkill here and put in four draw bore pins. The handle tenon goes all the way through the head and I just thought it looked cool. When I showed it to my wife, she said “Oh, Thor’s Hammer”. I guess she’s right.


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#1 posted 05-19-2015 01:22 AM

Love it, need one just like that for my bench!

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 05-19-2015 02:27 AM

Be ye worthy?

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#3 posted 05-19-2015 03:00 PM

meow meow?

-- There's no such thing as a weekend project.

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#4 posted 05-19-2015 05:25 PM

nice work

-- Ken in Niagara Falls

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#5 posted 05-22-2015 01:53 AM

Great looking tool

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 06-02-2015 03:18 PM

Looks fab!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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