Step 1: Step One: Materials
- Block of balsa wood (mine was1ft x 2in x 1.5in)
- 1/4th inch Wooden dowel
- Small screw eyes
- Black spray paint
- Silver paint
- Key ring loop thing
- Drill with a 1/4th inch or just smaller bit
- Piece of leather cord about 3 inches long (you can find this at Michael's)
- Crazy glue
- Safety gloves
- Latex gloves
Step 2: Step Two: Making the Head of the Hammer and the Handle
2. For me, it turned out somewhat uneven and rough where I had cut it, so I sanded the edges till they were more or less smooth.
3. Mjölnir is flattened on the edges, giving it a distinctive shape. To yours look like the real thing, use a file to flatten the edges. It may help to mark off how much you want it filed. (I also tried an exacto knife and the hacksaw, but filing worked the best)
4. Cut a piece of dowel 1.5in long. This will be the handle.
5. Drill a hole in the bottom where the handle will be attached later. Make sure it fits snugly.
Note: The measurements I used were based off of how big my block was, etc. You can change it to make sure your hammer looks just right.
Step 3: Painting
2. Paint the hammer head silver and let it dry. What I did was use three coats of paint, but I would recommend doing a base coat of black, and then painting it silver.
Step 4: Final Touches and Assembly
2. Brush crazy glue on the handle, up until the part that will be attached to the hammer head
3. Wrap the leather cord around the handle and let dry
4. When it is dry, screw the screw hook into it
5. Using a bit of wood glue, attach the handle and the hammer head. Wipe away the excess around the handle and let dry
6. Attach the key ring loop thing and viola. You now have a Thor's hammer keychain.