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Clockwork Spider No 25 by AMechanicalMind Clockwork Spider No 25 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 25
created April 17, 2013

Spider No 25 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 25 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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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
uber creepy, but very awesome :)
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad it works!
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sooo brilliant!! Nice one!!
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Slick! And an antennae so it can surf the 'web.'
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Sovoy21 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD lol, right! :D
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tombland Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
This is wonderful
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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I love your spiders *-*
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Kellpye Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Verry good job !!!
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:iconjerrymc-ghoulberry:
JerryMc-Ghoulberry Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
OOO I want thissss
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