I created this little mallet by spindle turning the handle from a rectangular blank of cherry about 8 inches long.. I tapered and then cut a notch at the top with a bandsaw. Using a drill press I drilled a hole in the round mallet head — In retrospect I should have used a forstner bit, but I don’t have one. Anyway, I scrounged a little piece of black walnut from the garbage to make to wedge. Once I jammed that into the top. I sanded it all down on the disk sander.