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Blue Widow Mechanical Spider No 58 by AMechanicalMind Blue Widow Mechanical Spider No 58 by AMechanicalMind

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Clockwork Spider No 58
completed May 28, 2014

Spider No 58 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 a beautifully engraved antique watch plate and brass gears.

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 antique 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 58 measures 54mm wide by 50mm front to back by 25mm 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.

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Lance66 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awesome , really cool :)
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Very cool.
Scaly-heart Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way it looks! Your spiders are so cool! :heart:
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