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Watch Parts Android Sculpture 'Number 187' by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Android Sculpture 'Number 187'
Number 187
Completed 4/3/15

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Ever since I started making sculptures from watch parts, people have asked me if the sculptures 'move'. Until now, I've had to say no. This is Number 187, and move he does.

Made completely from watch parts and soldered together, he features moveable joints created with watch band springs. 14 points of articulation.

The first sculpture I've done that is able to be posed. Assembled with nothing more than watch parts and solder.

Features a head that tilts and swivels on joints made of watch band springs.

Shoulders are able to tilt and swivel. Upper arms swivel. Elbow joints tilt and swivel. Wrists tilt and swivel.

Pelvis swivels.  Hips tilt.

Knee tilts, lower leg swivels, ankles tilt and swivel.

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Watch Parts Wasp Sculpture 'Wasp No 3' by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Wasp Sculpture 'Wasp No 3'
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Wasp No 3
created March 27, 2015

Wasp No 3 was made with recycled watch parts and a flashlight light bulb.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real arthropod 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.

To make the body of Wasp No 3, four very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts and gears, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. The wings are cut and sanded watch faces and then attached to the body. The head is made by cutting, sanding and shaping a watch dial, to which eyes made from brass wheels are soldered. A clear xenon flashlight light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

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

Wasp measures 43mm wide by 44mm front to back by 37mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Each 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.

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Watch Parts Butterfly 'Crystal Butterfly' by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Butterfly 'Crystal Butterfly'
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Crystal Butterfly
Completed March 27, 2015

This is a one of a kind, handmade clockwork butterfly style sculpture made from the recycled parts of old watches.

Her wings are made from antique watch crystals which have been attached to brass spacers and soldered to winding stems.

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

Her body is composed of many different tiny watch plates and soldered to a gold plated watch strap which serves as her abdomen.

Her head is a cut watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes. Her "tongue" is a watch hair spring.

She alights on a model railroad track base that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.

Everything beyond the crystal wings are soldered into place with metal (wings are glued to the brass spacer bases). This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Her dimension are 74mm wide, 64mm front to back, 79mm tall. She comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Watch Parts Dragonfly No 20 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Dragonfly No 20
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Dragonfly No 20
Completed February 28, 2015

This is a one of a kind, handmade clockwork Dragonfly made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His wings are made from antique 925 silver watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes, along with a balance wheel and gear for both structure and embellishment.

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

His body is a couple of watch plates and balance wheels soldered to a strap string at the thorax.

His head is a cut, sanded and shaped watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes.

He alights on a model railroad track base that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.

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.

His dimension are 71mm wide, 63mm front to back, 74mm tall. 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.

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Justin Gershenson-Gates
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
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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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Happy Birthday to a fantastic artist! May you have 100 more!
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