Simon’s first birthday is coming up, so I thought I would make him a new toy. I made a small wooden mallet which rattles and finished it with tung oil.
The head is just some scrap 2×4 and the handle is part of an oak dowel. After squaring up the 2×4 and cutting the top off, I drilled out the inside and used a chisel to straighten the edges. I put a few rocks from the yard inside and glued the top back on.
The handle was glued in a 1″ hole drilled using a forstner bit.