So I am in the process of building a Wing Chun Wooden Training Dummy.
I have schematics on how to do it. I have an idea on the materials I am going to use. I am hoping someone on here has built one or can explain a few things to me about the actual dummy itself, and why the dimensions are the way they are.
Ok first off this is what it looks like and roughly about the same build idea I have. The only exception is I am going to be building mine on a base that will allow for a DIY Lazy Susan. This way I will be able to spin my training dummy when I get to that point.
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Here is the plans for the body of the Wood Dummy:
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So my first question is why does the diameter of the body need to be 9 inches? I have looked on many forums and everyone say's "9"" but no one explains why.
My second question has to do with the Dummy Arms.
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Two of the Arms are "Off Center". Why are they Off Center? Can I make them strait?
Also I am assuming this is a 1 piece of wood. I cannot figure out how I am going to lathe this piece to be off center like this.
Then I have read that the top two arms should be about shoulder height. Is this correct?
I think that is all my questions I have for now
If no one know's it's not a huge deal I thought I would take a shot in the dark though and try here. I really have not found any Martial Arts forums I really enjoy and want to be part of.
Most of the forums I have been on there are a ton of people who are jerks. I have noticed that though over my years of watching and learning this stuff that most (not all) people that are any good or think they are good at martial arts are usually ass's.