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I come in pieces. by AMechanicalMind
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Curious

Articulated Watch Parts Creature
WIP

Curious is a one of a kind creature made completely of recycled watch parts

His body is made from many different brass gears and watch plates that have been soldered together into a sort of ribcage. His spiky spine was produced from several watch winding stems. Shoulder blades made from cut, shaped and sanded watch dials protect his back. Curious's arms and legs are made from a variety of soldered watch stems, gears, plates, strap springs, and embellished with cut watch dials. His head and jaw are composed of cut and shaped watch faces, with eyes of strap springs and ears of watch plates and gears. He features many different points of articulation created from watch strap springs...extremely poseable!

He is soldered together using silver bearing, lead free solder. No glue was used in the creation of this piece.

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Curious Findings by AMechanicalMind
Curious Findings
Curious

Articulated Watch Parts Creature
WIP

Curious is a one of a kind creature made completely of recycled watch parts

His body is made from many different brass gears and watch plates that have been soldered together into a sort of ribcage. His spiky spine was produced from several watch winding stems. Shoulder blades made from cut, shaped and sanded watch dials protect his back. Curious's arms and legs are made from a variety of soldered watch stems, gears, plates, strap springs, and embellished with cut watch dials. His head and jaw are composed of cut and shaped watch faces, with eyes of strap springs and ears of watch plates and gears. He features many different points of articulation created from watch strap springs...extremely poseable!

He is soldered together using silver bearing, lead free solder. No glue was used in the creation of this piece.

For more pictures of this fellow, please see:

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

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Watch Parts Spider No 74 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Spider No 74
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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…
and CNET: news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-5…

Clockwork Spider No 74
completed June 17, 2016

Spider No 74 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, forty-eight watch stems 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 three different watch plates for stability and embellishment.

An automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base, taped off into an hourglass, painted, and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. A watch ring embellishes the bulb. This spider has pincers of a cut brass balance wheel.

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 74 measures 54mm wide by 50mm 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: (soon)

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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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