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Articulated Watch Parts Sculpture Rusty by AMechanicalMind
Articulated Watch Parts Sculpture Rusty

Taus Model 189 "Rusty"
Completed 5-9-15

Rusty is a fully articulated and posable humanoid sculpture made completely from recycled watch parts, speaker wire, and rusted bottlecaps. He has been soldered together with lead free, silver bearing solder...no glue in this piece.

Rusty features a neck that rotates and tilts, shoulders that swivel, rotate, and tilt, elbows and wrists that swivel and rotate, abdomen that swivels, as well as knees, ankles, and hips that rotate and tilt. 

Rusty's outer skin and head are made with rusty bottle caps that have been cut and sanded to shape, along with sanded down to bare brass watch dials for the look of new repairs.  He has eyes of spring bars and ears of spacers and bearing assemblies. 

His interior skeleton is made with many different watch parts.  Bones are watch spring bars connected to various wheels and cogs.  He has hips made from watch plates, 'organs' of watch gears and plates, and a backbone made from a large brass watch gear that was heated up and bent into shape.  All of his joints were made with cut spring bars that have been soldered into moveable joints with different axes of twist.  Fingers and toes are winding stems.  Recycled speaker wire runs from his head to toes and fingers for help him hold a pose.

This sculpture has taken around 30 hours of intricate work to complete.

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

Dimensions:  114mm tall, 40mm wide, 14mm front to back, a slightly larger size than GI Joe style 4" figures.

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All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

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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…
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Watch Parts Spider No 70 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Spider No 70
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Clockwork Spider No 70
Completed July 17, 2015

Spider No 69 was made completely with recycled watch parts and a blue automotive light bulb, and is held together with lead free silver bearing solder.

In order to create the legs, many watch stems and band springs must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real spiders’ legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder. Each side of four legs is then soldered together at the base, forming what looks like a claw.

To make the body of the spider, several watch strap springs were soldered together, along with a few different watch plates, parts and gears.

A blue automotive light bulb has been carefully removed from its base and attached to the body by its lead wires. This spider has pincers of cut watch plates.

After the body is made, the leg assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the spider stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Spider No 70 measures 49mm wide by 48mm front to back by 22mm tall.

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.

More pictures of this little guy can be found here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

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

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Watch Parts Spider No 69 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Spider No 69
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/240784934…

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…

Clockwork Spider No 69
completed July 16, 2015

Spider No 69 was made completely with recycled watch parts and speaker wire, and is held together with lead free silver bearing solder.

In order to create the legs, many watch stems and band springs must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real spiders’ legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder. Each side of four legs is then soldered together at the base, forming what looks like a claw.

To make the body of the spider, several watch strap springs were soldered together, along with a few different watch plates, parts and gears.

An assembly made with gears and a watch strap has then been wound with recycled copper speaker wire to act as a spindle abdomen. This spider has pincers of cut plates.

After the body is made, the leg assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the spider stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Spider No 69 measures 50mm wide by 50mm front to back by 18mm tall.

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.

More pictures of this little guy can be found here: 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 websit at www.amechanicalmind.com
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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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FoxxyButtonz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  New Deviant Student Artisan Crafter
:icononionhiplz: Hai! Can you build me a robot army of minions to take over the world?
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schaduwlichtje Featured By Owner May 5, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Brilliant work!!! 
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ZuaSztuka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is amazing! 
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jacktano80 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Genius!
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Hey here is a link to Julie Alice Chappell's www.facebook.com/media/set/?se… take a gander. Enjoy
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AzicramDreamClaw Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I'm doing a project in VA Comp and your creatures are inspiring me very much!
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for accepting the request for my new group :)


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fainisyo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I love your art!!!! This is soo amazing!
You're awesome!! :-D
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GuyCivey Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
wow. these are awesome. Great job
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Faullyn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do some very fantastic work.
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