This is a project that will reward you with comfort! It will last outdoors for years and years with no upkeep, weathering gracefully as the years roll on.
Note: I've made a bunch of these now, following Wilson's general directions, using Silver Maple limbs I had at hand. Some bigger, heavier ones for pounding my froe and wedges, and some smaller, lighter ones for chisel tapping. They're fast, fun and functional! ~ Wilson Burnham Guitars: How to Make a Traditional Froe Mallet #bushcraftmallet