I made a mahogany, maple and walnut mallet. The head is made of all three materials and the handle is only mahogany. I used a 35mm forstener bit to add steel ball bearings to both sides of the head for added weight. I then added chamfers to the head and the handle for style and grip. I used a 2-degree taper on the maple and the cut two slots in the handle. I then added 2 2-degree tapered wedges to fill the taper so the head does not fall off.