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Watch Parts Spider No 65 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Spider No 65
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/219749200…

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 65
completed January 23, 2015

Spider No 65 was made with recycled watch parts and recycled electrical cord wire.

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 an antique engraved watch plate for the top. It's abdomen "spool" was created by joining two small watch plates with a couple of cut and shaped watch dials. Recycled electrical cord copper wire was then wrapped around this assembly. This spider has pincers of cut and shaped brass gears.

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 49 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…

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Clockwork Mantis No 28 by AMechanicalMind
Clockwork Mantis No 28
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/218791345…

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 28
Completed 1.16.15

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 green 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 28 measures 22mm wide by 40mm tall by 45mm 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 Spider No 64 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Spider No 64
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/218791444…

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 64
completed January 16, 2015

Spider No 64 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 an antique watch plate.

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. This spider has pincers of cut balance wheels.

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 64 measures 50mm wide by 50mm front to back by 21mm 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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Geared Clockwork Heart Pendant by AMechanicalMind
Geared Clockwork Heart Pendant
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/217077503…

Geared is a petite sized 17mm organic metal heart sculpture created with many different parts taken from old and disused watches. Her parts include brass watch train gears, balance wheels, cogs, and other recycled watch parts. Her outer structure is not premade by an outside company, but assembled from scratch out of watch winding gears and balance wheels. Glue is never, ever used--these pieces are soldered with lead free silver bearing solder for maximum quality and lifespan. Geared is one of a kind, and will never, ever be reproduced exactly.

Find out more about the hard work that goes into these hearts here: www.amechanicalmind.com/a_mech…

Geared is 17mm wide by 17mm tall and comes on an 18" premium sterling silver cable chain by default, with links measuring 1.5mm and connected with a ring clasp.

If you prefer a gold chain color, we offer optional 14k gold filled chains. Please choose a length of gold filled chain in the options menu.

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/amechanicalmind

For more information about A Mechanical Mind, please visit our website at www.amechanicalmind.com
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Theory mechanical heart necklace by AMechanicalMind
Theory mechanical heart necklace
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/217077387…

Theory is a petite sized 17mm organic metal heart sculpture created with many different parts taken from old and disused watches. Her parts include brass watch train gears, balance wheels, cogs, and other recycled watch parts. Her outer structure is not premade by an outside company, but assembled from scratch out of watch winding gears and balance wheels. Glue is never, ever used--these pieces are soldered with lead free silver bearing solder for maximum quality and lifespan. Theory is one of a kind, and will never, ever be reproduced exactly.

Find out more about the hard work that goes into these hearts here: www.amechanicalmind.com/a_mech…

Theory is 17mm wide by 17mm tall and comes on an 18" premium sterling silver cable chain by default, with links measuring 1.5mm and connected with a ring clasp.

If you prefer a gold chain color, we offer optional 14k gold filled chains. Please choose a length of gold filled chain in the options menu.

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/amechanicalmind

For more information about A Mechanical Mind, please visit our website 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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:iconfainisyo:
fainisyo Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
I love your art!!!! This is soo amazing!
You're awesome!! :-D
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GuyCivey Featured By Owner 1 day ago
wow. these are awesome. Great job
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Faullyn Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
You do some very fantastic work.
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Tucker-M Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Extremely impressive gallery, Justin.  Thanks for the detailed descriptions of your work.  Fascinating.
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Azul-Seahorse Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   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  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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