I recently cut my first set of hand cut dovetails. In the process I realized that I needed a proper mallet, among other tools. I decided that I’ve been woodworking for too long not to have a mallet so it was off to the lathe to turn a carver’s mallet.
I make the mallet from a glued up blank of walnut and maple. If you’d like to see how I did it check out the video below.