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I really liked this project on evil ted Smith's YouTube channel
You forget to mention how humble you were. The reason that traditional mallets use a solid block of hardwood is because glued blocks weaken over time and tend to break the head before the handle, but I'm sure your enlightened mind already knew that. http://www.pbs.org/video/2365021538/
Why didn't you use a solid block of hard wood and carve out the mortise for the handle? If you did it right you could make several mallets out of one block.Also relying on a single block of wood to keep the handle at the correct angle for the table saw looks really unsafe.