After I finished my cutting board I was looking for something simple to build. I had some purple heart and hard maple left over, so I decided to build a weighted mallet. Sure, I have a dead blow mallet already, but one out of wood seems more wood-worky to me. 🙂

Mallet

 

I got the plans for this from Woodworking for Mere Mortals: http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/2012/06/make-wood-mallet.html