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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
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.
 

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That looks cool. I wonder what it would look like if you ran the hose through a cooler full of ice or frozen bottles of water.
 

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I was just thinking you could get a styrofoam cooler, cut a hole on each end, run the hose through and put some frozen water bottles or ice inside. Biggest thing would be figuring out how to disguise the cooler.
 

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Thanks for the suggestion! I see what you are saying.... might do something? Easy enough too!
Not sure I would get much heat or cool transfer through the rubber hose in only the length of a cooler?
I must have watched every u tube video on fog chillers and it seems the hot ticket is either aluminum pipe (better conductivity) spiralled in a garbage can full of ice or a cooler with fog actually passing through a layer of ice directly.
The other concern is as I am in Canada.. it can be cold on Halloween!
Even almost down to freezing some years. One year there was snow!
Will the chiller do anything when air temp is that close to ice temp?
Then some add salt to ice to make it cooler again.....
One thing I have learned is it’s never as easy as one might think.....
Everything takes twice as long as it should?
Glad I don’t do this as a business.....
 

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Thanks for the suggestion! I see what you are saying.... might do something? Easy enough too!
Not sure I would get much heat or cool transfer through the rubber hose in only the length of a cooler?
I must have watched every u tube video on fog chillers and it seems the hot ticket is either aluminum pipe (better conductivity) spiralled in a garbage can full of ice or a cooler with fog actually passing through a layer of ice directly.
The other concern is as I am in Canada.. it can be cold on Halloween!
Even almost down to freezing some years. One year there was snow!
Will the chiller do anything when air temp is that close to ice temp?
Then some add salt to ice to make it cooler again.....
One thing I have learned is it’s never as easy as one might think.....
Everything takes twice as long as it should?
Glad I don’t do this as a business.....
That is true. Things that sound easy are not always as easy as they sound. What you have going on right now still looks awesome and maybe with your cooler temps at night it will look even more awesome. The cool nights may make the fog hang just a bit lower and thicker all on it's own.
 

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My opinion is keep the fog as is: warm and rising. It's supposed to be over coals, correct? Things heated that are liquid make rising stream, not falling fog. It is and looks more convincing to the subconscious the way you have it, I think. I like it!
 
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