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Clockwork Spider No 34 by AMechanicalMind Clockwork Spider No 34 by AMechanicalMind

Clockwork Spider No 34
created August 15, 2013

Spider No 34 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 brass spring barrel and a bearing assembly. An automotive bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

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 34 measures 53mm wide by 48mm 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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tri-x400 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
great :)
Itti Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! I love it :love:

What do you mean by "watch stems" though?
sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
This guy is really cute! :D 
NyaSkory Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks like retro... I love it!
DracoLunarisIgnitus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome spider!
December012 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! :wow:
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Looks like this spider got an upgrade. ;-)
drakewl75 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
dude this is awesome don't know why no one has commented totally cool work
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