Here is my latest entry into the build your own mallet show. I can never seem to find a mallet that I want or like so I settle for building it the way I like. This one is an ash head with a walnut handle that goes through the head. Dimension are: 8" long handle with a 2¾" diameter head. I made this mallet and used it when carving my wife's wedding anniversary present and "Serve it up with style" entrant. My lathe has the mirror image of this one chucked up right now: ash handle/walnut head. The more tools I make, the more I like doing it.