Homemade martial arts dummy
March 24, 2006 2:05 AM Subscribe
What can I use to build the frame for a martial arts dummy?
posted by lunkfish to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
Hi. I'm looking at building a dummy to beat up. The covering is quite straightfoward - carpet, foam, lots of duct tape - but the frame is tricky with my limited skills.
I want to make something along the lines of this
but with two arms held out in front. I don't think the pvc pipe will be strong enough, and I want something thats quite hard and solid to hit.
My first thought was to use steel plumbing pipes and connectors, but they're not widely available in the UK. I've also thought of wood, but it would have to be round posts and I don't know if my DIY skills are up to making something solid. Also they're hard to find.
Is there another modular system with connectors I could use like pipes, or do you have any other ideas?