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Centipede No 1 by AMechanicalMind Centipede No 1 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Centipede No 1
created August 13, 2013

Centipede No 1 was made with recycled watch parts and soldered with silver bearing solder.

In order to create the ten sets of legs, 60 watch stems were cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real centipede’s legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments was carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder.

To make the body of the centipede, ten bearing assemblies were soldered together using watch pins as support. Sets of legs, two at a time were then soldered to the bearing assembly body. Backbone spikes made from watch stems act as embellishment. The pincers at the end of the body is made from a set of two identical and tiny watch plates.

The head is made from a small watch plate to which is soldered two watch jewels (sapphires) and tiny pincers made from even smaller watch plates. The neck is a winding stem.

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 centipede stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Centipede No 1 measures 40mm wide by 63mm 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. 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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Jon-Laurence Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
@ artdajia, thats exactly what i said when i saw this, "my god"...i LOVE THESE guys!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional
sweet job 
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artdajia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
my god
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. IS. AWESOME!
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StevenHanly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! It must have been a pain in the butt to get all the legs to touch the ground. Now you need to make one with about 40 legs....:-)
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!  The twenty legs it has is quite enough for me to never want to attempt this again.  That being said, in a month, when I've forgotten what a b***** this was to make, I'll probably try it!
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StevenHanly Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess you will have to treat it as a challenge! And then, when you have done that, you can try for a millipede! ;-)
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

Haha!  You're making my head hurt ;)

 

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OniBee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Awesoooome! xP
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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