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Watch Parts Mantis No 26 (II) by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Mantis No 26 (II)
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/205585024…

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 26
Completed 10.1.14

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 26 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…

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Watch Parts Mantis No 26 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Mantis No 26
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/205585024…

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 26
Completed 10.1.14

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 26 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 Dragonfly No 17 (II) by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Dragonfly No 17 (II)
Buy: www.etsy.com/listing/205595399…

Dragonfly No 17
Completed October 1, 2014

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

His wings are made from antique 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 70mm wide, 62mm front to back, 60mm 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.

For more pictures, 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 Dragonfly No 17 (I) by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Dragonfly No 17 (I)
Buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/205595399…?

Dragonfly No 17
Completed October 1, 2014

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

His wings are made from antique 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 70mm wide, 62mm front to back, 60mm 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.

For more pictures, 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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JM Gershenson-Gates
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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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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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Happy Birthday :)
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Happy day of Birth :party:
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I hope you have an awesome and amazing birthday! :la:
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