Introduction: Epic Thor's Carving Mallet

I made this awesome carving mallet out of maple and teak. This build is inspired by Thor's hammer (Mjölnir).

Check out my YT channel


Step 1: Processing the Wood

Picture of Processing the Wood

Cutting the stock to rough hammer head size and gluing it together

Step 2: Mortise and Handle

Picture of Mortise and Handle

Chiseling the mortise hole to fit the handle

Step 3: Design

Picture of Design

Transferring the design via Indigo paper

Step 4: Carving

Picture of Carving

Carving the design using the different gouges and Rotary tool

And finishing the wood with Linseed oil

Step 5: Charring With a Candle

Picture of Charring With a Candle

Best trick ever ;) :D

Step 6: Cutting the Tool Holder

Picture of Cutting the Tool Holder

My Brother made the holder and I carved the serpent Jörmungandr and Tolkien runes on It "made by Moris"

Step 7: Finish

Picture of Finish

I am very happy with this build, this is definitely my greatest artwork in my opinion :P


Rich_Limburger (author)2017-02-15

damn that looks gorgious, love the clear instructable and final product. _\m/

Thank you Rich :D be sure to check my videos on YT :)

Have a nice day \m/

I love the wooden comb you did and saw the alternative use of the scroll saw in the video. You sure put a lot of work in your pieces but it's worth every minute, it shows in the end results.

FrankB16 (author)2017-02-05

Great job Beautiful carving. I would like to know where you found the pattern.

pfred2 (author)FrankB162017-02-07

Yeah I may have to snag it so I can make a G Code file out of it. See how fast my CNC machine can duplicate it here.

woodewytch (author)pfred22017-07-31

You need permission from the the artist who created and owns this design to use it in any way

Epic Workshop (author)FrankB162017-02-07

This is the one :)

Handle carving is my design but you have them on internet also :)

Epic Workshop (author)FrankB162017-02-05

Thank you Frank, I founded it on internet but I changed it a little bit :)

Woodclaver (author)2017-04-09

This is thrillingly beautiful. I wish to make similar of a mallet already owned. could I please request full on pictures of the artwork? Please!

Epic Workshop (author)Woodclaver2017-04-09

Thank you sir, br sure to take a look further down the comments, Ive posted a photo with design thats all I have :)

TheRedsmith (author)2017-02-21

Nicely looking mallet. Voted !

IrishAG (author)2017-02-13

That is BEAUTIFUL! Great job on all the decorations. :)

<3 , IrishAG

Epic Workshop (author)IrishAG2017-02-13

Thank you :) be sure to check me out on YouTube ;)

Elingren62 (author)2017-02-11

A couple of photos from the party

Epic Workshop (author)Elingren622017-02-12

They look great you even wrote hogwarts on them with runes, the kids are happy, thats important and charring looks great don't sweat about it, hahah I died when I saw the door idea.. I love it.
Tell your kids that they have amazing father :3
I am 20 yrs old :P I want to be a kid again hahahah

Elingren62 (author)2017-02-07

I'm inspired! Fantastic carving and I love the burned detail. This is on my "project to try" list. Going to try the burning detail on some of the Harry Potter wands I'm Making for my son's 11th birthday party coming up this weekend (9 down, 3 to go). Thanks for Sharing your work here! -Eric in Orange County, CA

Epic Workshop (author)Elingren622017-02-07

And happy birthday to your son :)

Elingren62 (author)Epic Workshop2017-02-07

Thank you!....And I will send some photos when they are all done.

Epic Workshop (author)Elingren622017-02-07

Ok thank you I am waiting :)

Elingren62 (author)Epic Workshop2017-02-11

The charring didn't turn out as well. I needed more depth with the details. Party went well, kids loved them. I'm trying to figure out how to upload photos to comments section

Epic Workshop (author)Elingren622017-02-07

Thank you for kind words :)
Yeah try this charring technique it gives every carving aged and epic look.
Pls send me some photos of wands you made I would like to see them :)
Greetings from Croatia,

Westernnylady (author)2017-02-07

Wow! Impressive woodworking skills. I always wished I could learn to carve like that. It's heirloom quality.

Epic Workshop made it! (author)Westernnylady2017-02-07

Thank you, you should definitely pick up few carving chisels and give it a try :3

The first mallet, I made it only by using surgical scalpel (hahah yes really)

and a 6 mm chisel from the picture.

I feel honored because of your comment :)

TeriG5 (author)2017-02-07

My great great grandfather used to do carvings and wood working. He made a lot of decoys also . Your work is beautiful and is something that will be something that lasts generations .

Epic Workshop (author)TeriG52017-02-07

Thank you so much, your great great grandfather was cool :D I hope it will last a long time :)

kylegilbert (author)2017-02-05

Nice work!

Thank you very much Kyle :)

Modern Rustic Workshop (author)2017-02-04

Beautiful! True artwork!

Thank you Brandon

You rock ;)


kode1303 (author)2017-02-04

I love it! You make the gods happy :-)
Cheers from Jutland.

Epic Workshop (author)kode13032017-02-05

Thank you for kind words :3

Cheers from Croatia

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