I needed a wood mallet and kept forgetting to grab one at the store, so I made one. My buddy casey gave me some red oak pallets and they had been sitting in my woodshop (garage) for several months now. I figured I would try to make one from that wood.
Step 1: Preparing the wood
Remove any nails and thickness plane the boards. The board started at 1" thick by the time I was done the final thickness was 3/4 of an inch.