I needed a solid plate to bond the gaiter I made last night to, so it could go over the gearstick itself. I made a template out of cardboard.
Which I then traced around, and made one out of aluminium.
And this fitted around the gearstick like this:
After bonding the gaiter to it...
...and then fitting it to the gearstick
Job done. Tomorrow, handbrake gaiter (once I get some thinner aluminium bar).