During the summer my son Teddy asked to help with some project he could finish before school started. We choose to add a Mallet. We had small bits of Bubinga and and Maple around from previous projects and he decided what he wanted to use for each section. While he was working on this I purchased a Ridgid Oscillating Spindle sander and boy did it make quick work of making the handle. I turned out great fits very nicely in the hand.