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Clockwork Spider No 21 by AMechanicalMind Clockwork Spider No 21 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 21
created February 22, 2013

Spider No 21 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, two very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts, forming a sort of chassis for the eyes and bulb to rest in. The eyes are made by layering and soldering together various stems and watch strap springs. An automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. A “cap” of another watch plate forms the top of the spider. This spider has two “antennae” of watch stems.

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 21 measures 40mm wide by 46mm front to back by 28mm 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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*****ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE THAT PACKAGES MAY BE INSPECTED BY CUSTOMS, AND BECAUSE THESE PIECES ARE FRAGILE, THEY MAY BE DAMAGED IN THE PROCESS. WE PACKAGE THESE EXTREMELY WELL, BUT WE CANNOT NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OCCURRING DURING A CUSTOMS INSPECTION*****
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m33mt33n Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
wonderful
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badjedidude Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Fantastic!

Looks so delicate!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...they are, but sturdier than you'd think for being so small.
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moontoast Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
incredible <3 xo
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Oppaiko Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Awww, SO CUTE!
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MagnusArania Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one of the single coolest things I have ever seen. I can just picture a group of these in a steampunk setting being used instead of normal lights, scurrying all over the place trying to keep a room nicely lit.
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Kyoko-Hotaru Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thatīs fantastic!
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xHappyRainbowPie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I hate the look of spiders, but this is incredible! It's so delicate
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well thank you for looking past the hate and seeing the beauty!
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xHappyRainbowPie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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