Intro: Wooden Dummy for Kung Fu
This is how I did this wooden dummy. First I search google for images with measurements to have an idea.
This is intended to be used by kids and young adults so I tried to make it adjustable. At this point is unfinished, the base it's still in the design stage.
I don't have any formal wood working training, I "learned" most with "The New Yankee Workshop"
This is my first wooden dummy and my first instructable. So be nice ;-)
Step 1: Recicled Wood
I used an oak door frame for the "hands" and a teakwood for the body.
The teak was 5 feets x 8 inches x 2.5 inches.
Used a planner to bring back the nice wood looks
Step 2: Defining the Angles
Making a mockup of how I wanted the arms to end. I wanted 10 inches out of the body and 10 inches apart from each one. Then marked the wood used to illustrate the position of the body so I will get the angle needed.
Using that cut as a guide drilled 7/8 holes on the teakwood.
Step 3: A Lot of Elbow Grease
Using a wood file made the holes in the teakwood uniform and made corresponding shapes in the oak.
This step was the longest and hardest to finish.
Step 4: Rinse and Repeat
Drilled two more holes for the third arm. This one is in the center 12 inches under the other two and it's a 90 degrees from the body.
Again, a lot of filing to make the two pieces fit.
Using a round bit in a router rounded all the pieces.
Step 5: Almost Finish
I'm working on the design of the base. Got a few ideas but haven't made my mind yet.
In case your wondering of were it's the front leg of the wooden dummy. I'm making a metal base that will be secured to the dummy using the two bolts used to adjust it's height.
The bolts are 4 inches apart so the dummy height will be adjustable in 4 inches increments.
Hope this help someone to build one.