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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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:iconm33mt33n:
m33mt33n Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
wonderful
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:iconbadjedidude:
badjedidude Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Fantastic!

Looks so delicate!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
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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:iconmoontoast:
moontoast Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
incredible <3 xo
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:iconoppaiko:
Oppaiko Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Awww, SO CUTE!
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:iconmagnusarania:
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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:iconamechanicalmind:
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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:iconxhappyrainbowpie:
xHappyRainbowPie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconwolvesoul:
wolvesoul Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
nice=)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconcarnalconcepts:
CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic in concept and execution. I first thought it was CGI, but reading how you made it makes it better. I feel that what this picture depicts is a very Newtonian view of life which I happen to completely believe in, in that we are all like clockwork beings on a predetermined destiny.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for looking and providing me with your view on this. I love to see what people take away from any work of art.
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CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz:
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:iconmythplatypuspwned:
mythplatypuspwned Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
O_o Epic! Those eyes makes me think it's a jumping spider, but, the legs are different.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Hmmm, maybe a jumping spider is next...
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:iconedjiren:
Edjiren Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Woa!!!!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
;)
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:iconfree4u:
free4u Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Photographer
This is awesome!!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconhotamr:
hotamr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Amazing ...
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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A-Moth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It remindes me the movie (and also the book) The clockwork orange. I guesss you've heard of it :D
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have, and it is one of my favorites. Just what exactly beyond the name reminds you of Clockwork Orange?
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A-Moth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sorry but only the fact it's clockwork. Should it be something more? :D Tell me, tell me. BTW how do you understand the title of the movie/book?
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No need to be sorry...that is a perfectly valid point, and needn't be anything more than that. I was just wondering if there was something else besides the title.

As far as the title goes, here is the way that I think of it. Orange is to mean Man...as in Orang Utan--the ape. So, Clockwork Man. In the book and movie, Alex has a routine, clockwork bloodlust ultraviolence. Even after being cured in "therapy" he resorts back to this same routine. Other see it different ways, Clockwork Orange just as Cockney slang, just meaning something that is odd.

That is the great part about any art. You see it however you want.
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A-Moth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can agree with you about orange but my interpretation of clockwork is a bit different. Clockwork is a thing that the therapy should do with a man. After that human wouldn't suppose to think if some things are good or bad. He had a habit. He didn't have time or even need to think about it because of automatic pain. The habit was thinking about it instead of man. A mechanism. That's my point of view.
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Icarus-blade Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
stunning
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Purpledragon431 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
That is one of the coolest things I've seen. Like ever. I am in absolute love with everything about this ^_^ great job.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It makes it worth it just to get appreciative statements such as yours.
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Purpledragon431 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
well if I see an incredibly done piece, I can't help myself :)
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:iconelleshaped:
ElleShaped Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconoblee:
oblee Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconitsbeca:
ItsBeca Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
With all the delicate creepiness of a real spider. This is awesome!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, especially as the realism is something that I try hard for.
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:iconbrokenheater:
BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I love your animals :D
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for favoriting them!
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:iconbrokenheater:
BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
welcome :)
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:iconotherdruid:
otherdruid Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool spider!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconotherdruid:
otherdruid Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconmangakajua:
mangakaJUA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist
so clever
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconavioletorchid:
AVioletORCHID Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's cute. For a spider lol.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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raindroponacloud Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
That's fabulous! And I HATE spiders :D
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