I may have to try something like this for the stationary hand on my stirring witch. I put a cap from a spary paint can into her hand I cut a hole in the cap so that the stick could move up and down inside the cap. Her hand stays pretty stationary it's the stick that moves in her hand. I'm not overly thrilled with that set up, but it's been working thus far. But what you did with yours might work better. Thanks for the idea.For anyone following this build or trying to build their own witch....here is some tech!
I tried to put gloves/hands on her and found that having her arms pivot right at the stick is no good!
It distorts the glove bad as the arm moves up and down when stirring and makes it impossible to curl her fingers around stick. I figured that the natural movement of a stick in my hand has the pivoting happening at the wrist not inside fingers. So I added a piece of aluminum flat bar from stick through palm of glove just at base of fingers to the arm pipe. I slotted the end of arm pipe to allow up and down movement and the slot is wide enough to allow just the right amount of twisting of wrist while stirring. Now I have realistic motion.... just need to add wire etc inside glove to hold fingers curled around stir stick.... see pix and video of this for more details....
View attachment 720362 View attachment 720363 Gloves on witch test with wrists pivoting