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A Mechanical Gnat by AMechanicalMind A Mechanical Gnat by AMechanicalMind
A Mechanical Gnat made with recycled watch parts and silver bearing solder. Custom order.

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The thorax is a custom made chassis created from four watch plates, brass train gears, a balance wheel, and a spring barrel cover. Watch winding stems and strap springs act as horizontal bracers.

The head is a watch dial, cut and bent into shape. His eyes are winding stem knobs.

Wings are watch dials, cut and sanded into shape. These are soldered onto watch strap springs. Brass wheels on the wings act as decoration.

Abdomen is made from watch dials, cut and shaped into rounds. Strap springs act as support.

Antennae are tiny parts that hold gears in watches.

Legs are watch winding stems that have been broken and soldered at the "knuckles."

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:iconutoran:
utoran Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow amazing Clap 
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:iconpetalien:
PetAlien Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You perfectly captured the character of an insect. BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconkabanero:
Kabanero Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow
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:iconphil-kincaid:
Phil-Kincaid Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Genius! (I noticed that if you fold a copious ladies handbag in a certain way it looks like a camel's face. Just thought I'd mention it)
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
well done
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:iconpartzan:
ParTzaN Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
OMG !
What a Creativity !!!
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:iconsteampixy:
SteamPixy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is incredibly cool.
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:iconlittlegala:
LittleGala Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
genious
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:iconminahorse:
MinaHorse Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wonderful!!!!! Realy! I love!
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:iconaussiechicksteph:
aussiechicksteph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Very Cool!!
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow!! Stunning work, Wouldn't like a bite from it though!! :D
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:iconstarkesven:
Starkesven Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
awesome! You always manages to capture the feel of a living creature in your sculptures!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great compliment to get! Thank you.
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acces1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
amazing appropriation ,huge ingenuity.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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acces1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
you're welcome.
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:iconlnugami:
lnugami Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Creative! =)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:icona-wingmaster:
A-WingMaster Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Steambunk at it's finest :)
You got skills, dude.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for that!
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:iconchoconinnie:
Choconinnie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Artist
I really love mechanical sculptures, and this one is no different, awesome detail
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great, I'm glad you appreciate it! Thanks for looking!
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:iconforbravery:
forbravery Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Writer
So cool! I haven't seen anything like it
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconrynsama:
RynSama Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for checking it out!
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:iconrynsama:
RynSama Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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:iconjedimase:
JediMase Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Beautiful, though it makes me think of a damselfly more than a gnat.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconwoodgolem72:
woodgolem72 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
astounding
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmnjooschji:
Mnjooschji Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aaw, gnats are such cuties.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
cute and annoying!
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:iconmnjooschji:
Mnjooschji Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Innnndeeeed... -_-
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Tori-Inazuma Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Beautiful work!

How big is it?
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
About 2" by 2" I'll get a hand for scale picture up in a bit.
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Tori-Inazuma Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, lovely work!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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