I set out to make a jointers mallet yesterday. After receiving some Hard Maple and ash from Ocooch Hardwoods, I was finally ready to get started. The head of the mallet is a sandwich of three 3/4in pieces of Hard Maple with a rounded end and a flat end. That part turned out perfectly. I could do everything there with my table saw and sander.
Then came the tenon. I didn’t think about the fact that I couldn’t use my table saw to make the tenon in the Ash handle. Cutting the shoulders was easy enough on my table saw but I didn’t think about removing the offcuts from the tenon. So, I used my Ryoba saw. My cuts are pretty square and clean. But… I somehow managed to cut the tenon off center in one axis. It is centered in one axis and off center in another. I can post a photo later.
Is it ok for the tenon to be off center? The only reason that I ask is that I do not have enough Ash to make another handle and it is something that I had to order in, not available locally (in that size anyway).