A mallet, usually made of wood, suggests a form of spiritual power and energy. However, because of the symbolic qualities, particularly evident in Freemasonry, of the mallet those of authority and ownership we need to be assured that power and energy are being channelled correctly. The mallet is a symbol of the will correctly directed and to have such an item in a dream indicates that we may be attempting to make things happen in a particular way. Rather than brute force, finesse can be used, for correctly applied the mallet and chisel are shaping tools. For something like a hammer or a mallet to appear in a dream indicates that we may be using undue force or power to achieve a certain outcome. A mallet is a hammer for a particular purpose, and in dreams will suggest that we choose tools that are right for our task. Also consult the entry for Hammer.