This semester Pat M undertook a project to create some one-piece capped mallet heads. These are machined from rods of UHMW. For a first run, he did pretty damn well. Excellent work. This was just a fun project, these are not for sale (except locally!)
We also tapped the ends of some new MKE shafts. It works like a charm. No more coupler nuts.
They were still a bit heavy, so I lightened mine up a bit. The next run will have thinner sidewalls!