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2016-01-03 08:00:05 Post No. 924133
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Hey there DIY, I have a question for you guys. So I bought this Jiu Jitsu dummy at a yard sale, normally these are pretty expensive but I got it for like $25. It seemed pretty good except that it’s not completely filled in some areas so I figured I’d get some scrap cloth and beat it/press it into the dummy with a baseball bat and fully fill it. Well I tried for about 6 hours and could just never get the lower legs to fill to a point where I was happy with it. The lower legs were filled at the factory and are hard, but the upper legs no matter how much I tried to pack in scrap cloth would never get to that same cloth density as the lower portion. I believe that they probably used a hydraulic press to achieve this level of fill density. I’m thinking about getting a 20 ton shop press at some point and maybe using a baseball bat as a die of sorts to compress the material into the legs/dummy. Would this work? Would you guys have any other ideas for me either how to fill it without a press or tips for filling it with a hydraulic press? Stuff to watch out for? Maybe how to avoid tearing the dummy material with the press?