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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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PetAlien Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You perfectly captured the character of an insect. BEAUTIFUL!
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Kabanero Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow
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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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fractalhead Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
well done
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ParTzaN Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
OMG !
What a Creativity !!!
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SteamPixy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is incredibly cool.
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LittleGala Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
genious
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MinaHorse Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wonderful!!!!! Realy! I love!
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aussiechicksteph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Very Cool!!
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