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'Grip'  Watch Parts Skeleton Hand Necklace by AMechanicalMind
'Grip' Watch Parts Skeleton Hand Necklace
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Grip was created with nineteen different recycled watch stems. Each stem was snipped into the correct size for a "bone" in each finger, and each bone was soldered together with lead free silver bearing solder to produce a finger. When all fingers were created, they were soldered together. After the hand was formed and shaped into a clawlike grasp, it was soldered onto an antique watch face. This is a very special and one of a kind piece, never to be reproduced exactly.

Grip is 19mm wide and 20mm tall. It comes on an 18" antiqued silver plated chain with links measuring 1.7mm.

See the hard work that goes into making a hand here: www.amechanicalmind.com/a_mech…

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'Clutch' Watch Parts Skeleton Hand Pendant by AMechanicalMind
'Clutch' Watch Parts Skeleton Hand Pendant
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Clutch was created with nineteen different recycled watch stems. Each stem was snipped into the correct size for a "bone" in each finger, and each bone was soldered together with lead free silver bearing solder to produce a finger. When all fingers were created, they were soldered together. After the hand was formed and shaped into a clawlike grasp, it was soldered onto an antique watch face. This is a very special and one of a kind piece, never to be reproduced exactly.

Clutch is 19mm wide and 20mm tall. It comes on an 18" antiqued silver plated chain with links measuring 1.7mm.

See the hard work that goes into making a hand here: www.amechanicalmind.com/a_mech…

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

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'Last Grasp' Watch Parts Skeleton Hand by AMechanicalMind
'Last Grasp' Watch Parts Skeleton Hand
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Last Grasp was created with nineteen different recycled watch stems. Each stem was snipped into the correct size for a "bone" in each finger, and each bone was soldered together with lead free silver bearing solder to produce a finger. When all fingers were created, they were soldered together. After the hand was formed and shaped into a clawlike grasp, it was soldered onto an antique watch face. This is a very special and one of a kind piece, never to be reproduced exactly.

Last Grasp is 19mm wide and 20mm tall. It comes on an 18" antiqued silver plated chain with links measuring 1.7mm.

See the hard work that goes into making a hand here: www.amechanicalmind.com/a_mech…

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…
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Sentience and Chronoton (watch parts sculptures) by AMechanicalMind
Sentience and Chronoton (watch parts sculptures)
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Sentience:  www.etsy.com/listing/210023080… 
Chronoton:  www.etsy.com/listing/210023476…

Sentience
Made from recycled watch parts and soldered together with lead free, silver bearing solder
Completed 10-23-14


Sentience's head is made from a cut, sanded, belt and shaped watch dial (reversed to show brass side), bearing assembly head sides, strap spring eyes, cut, sanded, and shaped dial for his lower jaw.

He features arms made from many different strap springs, winding stems, knobs, and gears. Hands each have four fingers made from winding stems and watch faces.

His torso is made from different clock parts, watch gears, cut and shaped balance wheels, strap springs, and various other parts.

His backbone is a gold plated watch strap, to which watch plates functioning as shoulder blades and hips were affixed.

Brass watch spring barrels function as the large joints for the hips and shoulders.

Legs are a mix of strap strips, watch plates, winding stems, a bent, cut, and shaped watch case, and bent watch dial knees.

The feet are similar to the hands in construction, with watch faces for the attachment point for several watch winding stems that function as toes.

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

Dimensions: 44mm wide, 95mm tall, 35mm front to back


Chronoton
Made from recycled watch parts and soldered together with lead free, silver bearing solder
Completed 11-6-14

Chronoton features a head made from a watch face that has been hand cut, sanded and shaped into a skull-like face and jaw.. The eye holes are hand drilled (the only electric equipment I use in my studio is my soldering iron). The sides of his head are embellished with different colored bearing assemblies and spacers.

His torso was created my 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 golden tone heart made from a discarded piece of jewelry (hard to see in pictures!) behind a sternum made from a cut dial and ribs of straightened balance wheels and watch plates. His collars are made from antique balance wheels, 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.


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

Dimensions: 62mm wide, 96mm tall, 32mm 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…

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Chronoton (watch parts sculpture, close up) by AMechanicalMind
Chronoton (watch parts sculpture, close up)
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/210023476…

Chronoton
Made from recycled watch parts and soldered together with lead free, silver bearing solder
Completed 11-6-14

Chronoton features a head made from a watch face that has been hand cut, sanded and shaped into a skull-like face and jaw.. The eye holes are hand drilled (the only electric equipment I use in my studio is my soldering iron). The sides of his head are embellished with different colored bearing assemblies and spacers.

His torso was created my 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 golden tone heart made from a discarded piece of jewelry (hard to see in pictures!) behind a sternum made from a cut dial and ribs of straightened balance wheels and watch plates. His collars are made from antique balance wheels, 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.


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

Dimensions: 62mm wide, 96mm tall, 32mm 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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Azul-Seahorse Featured By Owner 5 days ago   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  New member 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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Tarzok Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Happy day of Birth :party:
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