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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.

For more pictures, please see:

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Watch Parts Dragonfly No 20 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Dragonfly No 20
buy:  www.etsy.com/listing/224426201…

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.

For more pictures, please see:

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

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Justin Gershenson-Gates
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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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:iconazicramdreamclaw:
AzicramDreamClaw Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm doing a project in VA Comp and your creatures are inspiring me very much!
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for accepting the request for my new group :)


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fainisyo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I love your art!!!! This is soo amazing!
You're awesome!! :-D
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GuyCivey Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
wow. these are awesome. Great job
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Faullyn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   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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