This mallet was a project in a Better Homes and Gardens woodworking magazine for the workshop. The two woods are Ash and Purpleheart (it was on sale at my local Woodcraft Store). The head is hollow and has lead fishing weights in it. The ends are capped with some leather (I think buffalo but can’t remember). It is finished with a grain raiser (that I can’t quite remember the name of) and several coats of poly. I made two of these, one for my brother for Christmas and then one for myself. I also made a nifty box for his that was an excuse to use my dovetail jig, but I didn’t take pictures of it. Whenever I get a chance to go up and see him, I will snap some pictures of it. It was made of Purpleheart, Ash, and Lyptus. The colors were nice, but I definitely need to practice with the jig.