With more wooden planes taking up residence in my shop I made a small mallet for adjusting their blades. The whole thing is held together by a tapered mortise and tenon. In a pinch or more likely in the case that I am feeling fidigity, a simple tap would releases the head from the handle. The head is an ash burl which turned out to be softer than I expected, but much of its future work is going to be tapping and not striking so I think it will perform just fine.. The handle is white oak despite the red oak stain.
If this small mallet doesn’t do the trick – I just made a new 20 pounds monster mallet out of black gum. After a year of service my hickory one left its last impression on my froe.