How to Make a Wooden Dummy Stand

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How to Make a Wooden Dummy Stand
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The wooden training dummy helps martial artists to hone their striking skill, power, control, and precision. This particular martial arts training aid comes in the form of a mounted dummy, or dead dummy, and the more popular modern day version, the suspended dummy. The wooden dummy finds its use for those who have trouble finding a consistent human training partner.

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Things you need

  • Table saw
  • Drill
  • Decking screws
  • 4 2.5" lag bolts
  • 2 60" long 4x4 boards
  • 5 60" long 2x4 boards
  • 60" long 2x6 board
  • 2 60" long 1x2 hardwood boards
  • 8 'L' brackets
  • 4 angle brackets

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  1. 1

    Cut two 2x4 boards to 54" long. Cut two 4x4 boards to 65" long.

  2. 2

    Lay the 2x4 boards on the ground. Attach one 4x4 board to each 2x4 board 14.5" from one end using 'L' brackets and 1.25" decking screws. The 4x4 boards will be standing up to create a 'T'.

  3. 3

    Cut two 2x4 boards to 57.5" long. Cut one end of each board to 30 degree angles. Cut the other end of each board to 60 degree angles.

  4. 4

    Attach these support beams bracing the 2x4 and 4x4 using angle brackets and 2" decking screws. Install the support beam flush with the outside of each leg.

  5. 5

    Cut a 2x4 board to a length of 47". Use 2-1/4" decking screws to attach this board to both legs on the base of the legs, in between the support beams.

  6. 6

    Cut a 2x6 board to a length of 50". Attach this board to the top of the leg posts on the rear side using 2-1/4" decking screws.

  7. 7

    Cut two 1x2 boards to 50 inches long. Attach these to the front of the stand using 2.5" lag bolts at a desired height to support your training dummy.

Tips and warnings

  • Always be careful when operating power tools to avoid injury.

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