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Old 02-01-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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Hi

I am going to make a wooden dummy, please refer to link below for pictures and measurements



If anyone has ever tempted to make one of these I would love to see your pics or give me any advice !! especially on the following:

  • I am going to use an 8 inch diametre telegraph pole for the main body, cut in half again, I would need to put 7cm holes into this thick piece of wood, what tool would be most suitable to punch a whole through the telegraph pole (7cm hole).
  • As you can see from the picture/link, it shows arms and legs, which type of wood would be most suitable, bearing in mind it will be hit alot, I was thinking OAK?? AND how would someone make the wood rounded?
These are my main questions anyone have experience makingone of these or think they could give me advice please let me know

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Old 02-02-2010, 09:56 AM   #2
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I would check the woodworking forum. They are friendly folks and in theory would be able to answer all of those questions and then some!

I do know in order to round out the boards you will need a lathe. for something the size shown there you will need a big lathe.

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I would check the woodworking forum. They are friendly folks and in theory would be able to answer all of those questions and then some!
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the dummy is not necessary. you can practice on a post to begin with.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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the pegs coming off it are for simulating arms.. for practicing trapping techniques
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:07 PM   #6
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Having played with the "wooden dummy" - years ago -
The one that I went after (And, it went after me!) -
It had simulated arms and legs - it was on a pivot.
I don't think it was designed for "trapping" -
It was designed to teach you how to "dance", and increase your speed
and reaction times!
By "dance" - I mean light and quick on your feet.
You could hit it - it could hit you back!
I saw somebody deal with it (that had extensive, experience with it) -
Too fast to even conceive of!

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ive never seen them on a pivot. the fixed ones are for practicing the motion of strikes and blocks which are very fluid and done at the same time.. which is the same motions for wing chun trapping. check youtube there should be clips of bruce lee or jackie chan using a dummy. both originally trained in wing chun
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Well -
I dealt with one that was on a pivot.
That's all I know!

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By the way - where did the name "Wing Chun" come from?
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wing chun is a traditional form of kung fu.. which both those actors original trained in..
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Wing Chun is name of the woman who invented the discipline..

Now I have learned this art but never got far enough to the level of getting to use the dummy.
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for some reason i was thinking it meant `way of the intercepting fist`but thats actually the meaning of `jeet kune do`which is the form bruce lee or lee jun fan created. his form was actually a amalgamation of all types of martial forms
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for some reason i was thinking it meant `way of the intercepting fist`but thats actually the meaning of `jeet kune do`which is the form bruce lee or lee jun fan created. his form was actually a amalgamation of all types of martial forms
FYI - Before Bruce Lee create Jeet Kune Do, he studied Wing Chun, so both are correct as listing for his styles.

I come here for DIY advice, but hey, get to play the expert here finally! (More than 25 years in martial arts...)
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Curious to know where you practice Wing Chun? I live in Connecticut.

May I suggest that you do not build one out of wood and instead consider making the body out of schedule 80 PVC? If you use PVC, you can do this for $200 in materials where as wood will cost easily $800.

The way they are constructed requires a very large lathe for turning, more than a few very expensive chisels and of course dust collectors. Unless you own a woodworking shop, they are very difficult to build by the average homeowner.
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Stores have oak dowels. The utility line poles are treated. You may be bringing in unwanted chemicals/smell into the house.

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