-3/4" thick 6" wide by 18" long wood (I chose Maple)
-BB's, Lead weights, Dust from bench grinder, Steel bar stock, or any thing else that is dense and can fit in the mallet. (I went with BB's because you can buy a lot really easily)
-Wood glue (I went with titebond III because its my favorite)
-Leather (I bought mine at Michaels)
-Epoxy, craft glue, or super glue (what ever you want to glue leather with)
-Sand paper to use on palm sander at TechShop
-Wood Stain (what you want. Just there to keep the wood from staining from other sources)
I made this at TechShop
Step 1: Measuring and cutting
Then take your wood and cut another section that is 10" long on the miter saw.
Step 2: Table saw time
Take your 6" long piece and cut them into 1-15/16" wide strips. this is for if your blade is 1/8" wide which it is for me at TechShop.
Then set your saw to 4-1/2" wide to make the handle 1-3/8" wide.
In the end you will have 4 pieces from this.
Step 3: Back to the miter saw
Step 4: Drill press and scroll saw for adding weight
After the drilling i used the scroll saw to cut rectangles in the center. I made mine by guess the size. I would recommend this due to the weight you could be adding. You might need narrow and long or short and wide based off your weight.