what else can you use to make a mallet?
Ski poles are in short supply in Havana, so Tomás resourcefully used an umbrella handle to make his mallet. I have a lead on some bamboo (and luckily have a prototype, courtesy of Guru Matt). What else have people tried?
Don't even talk to me about Fixcraft (much as I love them for supporting The Means). One of their shafts costs more than most Cubans make in a month, even if they could get through the #$%^&*ing blockade.