Considering doll parts, discreet limbs, corporal components. Like this Holzhand (c.1920), via Museum Der Dinge.
Belgian votive handcasts in the wonderful Pitt Rivers Museum, from a recent visit; excuse the poor photo.
This double jointer, via Anonymous Works.
Anomalously away from hands but needing to post
Mark Manders' -(-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-)(1994). Really fascinating group of beings, laid out to dry. An Addams Family specimen set; odd harmony.
Reminding me of the book English Medieval Graffiti (just reprinted so affordable). Specifically, the correlation between description of body and building. Same level of economy and abstraction in both, of course determined by implement and resistant ground.
So the windmill feels like a character. Or a letterform. All at the same time.