I get questions about this mallet all the time. But, I will be the first to admit that I stole the idea of using a nylon faced mallet for woodworking from Paul Sellers. Paul uses the same type of mallet and I thought I would give it a go. You never know how you are really going to feel about something until you try it.
I tried it, and I like it. At least for the heavy stuff.
Check out the video for more specific details about the mallet. Enjoy.