I have spent some time roughing out a batch of different sized mallets of green wood. Green wood is still wet and softer to tool into when freshly cut. I had an arborist drop some limbs around my home and have found a second life for the hard slow growing white oak. They are now well waxed and boxed away to dry for a few years.
No mallet is complete without a lathe to back it up. I cut these mallets on an old Powermatic built in 1964. It is fun to use and is an 220v beast from another time. I adjust the speed by moving a belt on step down pulleys. I have welded a stand to hold the tool rest for cutting on the outboard side. I found that bolting it to the floor helps to control the tipping. I did try a friends tripod stand but found it could tip over. I put it to the side and hang my face shield on it.