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Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 27 (II) by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 27 (II)
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/214179576…

Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
Colossal: www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11…
and CNET: news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-5…

Mantis No 27
Completed 12.5.14

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His body is made out of watch strap springs and a blue Christmas light bulb.

His wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

His head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as his eyes.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using lead free silver bearing solder.

The head and arms swivel on this sculpture for different looks.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Mantis No 27 measures 23mm wide by 42mm tall by 42mm long. He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

For more pictures of this fellow, please see: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at www.amechanicalmind.com
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Watch Parts Mantis No 27 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Mantis No 27
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/214179576…

Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
Colossal: www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11…
and CNET: news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-5…

Mantis No 27
Completed 12.5.14

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His body is made out of watch strap springs and a blue Christmas light bulb.

His wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

His head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as his eyes.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using lead free silver bearing solder.

The head and arms swivel on this sculpture for different looks.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Mantis No 27 measures 23mm wide by 42mm tall by 42mm long. He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

For more pictures of this fellow, please see: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at www.amechanicalmind.com
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Operator (watch parts sculpture, close ups) by AMechanicalMind
Operator (watch parts sculpture, close ups)
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/212322485…


Operator
Made from recycled watch parts and soldered together with lead free, silver bearing solder
Completed 11-21-14

Operator features a head made from a watch face that has been hand cut, sanded and shaped into a face and jaw. The eyes were created with variously sized and cut watch strap springs. The side of his head is embellished with a bearing assembly and spacer.

His torso was created by soldering a ladies watch band into a spine shape, then attaching four watch plates to act as shoulder and hip mounting points. He features a red Christmas tree light bulb "heart." behind a sternum made from a cut watch plate and ribs of straightened balance wheels, dials, and watch plates. His collars are made from watch strap springs, and he has other embellishments of watch plates, wheels, and spring straps.

His arms and legs are a combination of assorted watch plates, cut faces, strap springs, winding stems and other parts soldered to the body via brass watch spring barrels.

The hands and feet and made from individually broken and soldered winding stems attached to brass faces. He features one hand with four fingers, one pincer style hand, and a saw mechanism sand.


For more pictures of this fellow, please see: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

Dimensions: 55mm wide, 94mm tall, 45mm front to back

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. This sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our websit at www.amechanicalmind.com

Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
Colossal: www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11…
and CNET: news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-5…
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Operator (watch parts sculpture, Front III) by AMechanicalMind
Operator (watch parts sculpture, Front III)
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/212322485…

Operator
Made from recycled watch parts and soldered together with lead free, silver bearing solder
Completed 11-21-14

Operator features a head made from a watch face that has been hand cut, sanded and shaped into a face and jaw. The eyes were created with variously sized and cut watch strap springs. The side of his head is embellished with a bearing assembly and spacer.

His torso was created by soldering a ladies watch band into a spine shape, then attaching four watch plates to act as shoulder and hip mounting points. He features a red Christmas tree light bulb "heart." behind a sternum made from a cut watch plate and ribs of straightened balance wheels, dials, and watch plates. His collars are made from watch strap springs, and he has other embellishments of watch plates, wheels, and spring straps.

His arms and legs are a combination of assorted watch plates, cut faces, strap springs, winding stems and other parts soldered to the body via brass watch spring barrels.

The hands and feet and made from individually broken and soldered winding stems attached to brass faces. He features one hand with four fingers, one pincer style hand, and a saw mechanism sand.


For more pictures of this fellow, please see: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

Dimensions: 55mm wide, 94mm tall, 45mm front to back

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. This sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our websit at www.amechanicalmind.com

Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
Colossal: www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11…
and CNET: news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-5…
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Operator (Watch Parts Sculpture, Front II) by AMechanicalMind
Operator (Watch Parts Sculpture, Front II)
www.etsy.com/listing/212322485…

Operator
Made from recycled watch parts and soldered together with lead free, silver bearing solder
Completed 11-21-14

Operator features a head made from a watch face that has been hand cut, sanded and shaped into a face and jaw. The eyes were created with variously sized and cut watch strap springs. The side of his head is embellished with a bearing assembly and spacer.

His torso was created by soldering a ladies watch band into a spine shape, then attaching four watch plates to act as shoulder and hip mounting points. He features a red Christmas tree light bulb "heart." behind a sternum made from a cut watch plate and ribs of straightened balance wheels, dials, and watch plates. His collars are made from watch strap springs, and he has other embellishments of watch plates, wheels, and spring straps.

His arms and legs are a combination of assorted watch plates, cut faces, strap springs, winding stems and other parts soldered to the body via brass watch spring barrels.

The hands and feet and made from individually broken and soldered winding stems attached to brass faces. He features one hand with four fingers, one pincer style hand, and a saw mechanism sand.


For more pictures of this fellow, please see: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

Dimensions: 55mm wide, 94mm tall, 45mm front to back

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. This sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

For the rest of the story, please visit our store at: www.etsy.com/shop/amechanicalm…

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our websit at www.amechanicalmind.com

Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
Colossal: www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11…
and CNET: news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-5…
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Justin Gershenson-Gates
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Chicago, IL I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at jmg@amechanicalmind.com or jmg.amechanicalmind@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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:iconjack-jukes:
Jack-Jukes Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Extremely impressive gallery, Justin.  Thanks for the detailed descriptions of your work.  Fascinating.
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Azul-Seahorse Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
I am completely amazed by your work, these little clockwork creatures are unusual and brilliant, when I saw the first one I expected them to be larger than they actually are until I saw them scaled against your hand. Added to my devWatch! 
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DarkLura Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Your stuff is so amazing :D
I just wish I could create such things too. I had an idea a couple of days ago, of a small hedgehog with needles for the spikes, so that you could put colorful thread through the little holes of the spike tops. It would look so pretty :3
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EUDDFJ Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I like your stuff
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MattiaCremonini Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Hi, I love your creatures, you have inspired me. would you like to visit my page? Pleaseeeeeeee. Thanks you. :la:
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PepperedSoda Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Artist
Im too tired to express within words how much i hate roxy for licking pizza and your birthday! IGNORE THE ROXY PART SO HERES A CUPCAKE :iconcupcakeplz:
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Mini-Ghost Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!
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Timmy-SP Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthdday! Enjoy your cakeThe Cake Is A Lie 
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plumeriadancer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday to a fantastic artist! May you have 100 more!
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ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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