I just finished the construction of a new table and I used mortise and tenon joinery for the first time. I kept thinking as I chiselled out the waste, “Boy, it would be nice to have a big wooden mallet for this.” But rather than pause the project I waited until it was together and made this in between finish coats. It’s a nice to have not a need to have, the little rubber mallet got me through okay. I’d post the table but I’m still working on the tile top. Oh yeah, this is made from ash and oak. The grooves on the side are the underside of an extra floor board I used. I thought they looked kinda neat so I left them. I cut the shape on the bandsaw and I used a spokeshave on the handle. Thanks for looking.