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Clockwork Spider No 38 by AMechanicalMind Clockwork Spider No 38 by AMechanicalMind

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Clockwork Spider No 38
completed November 12, 2013

Spider No 38 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 spring barrel and bearing assembly. An automtive light 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 38 measures 56mm wide by 53mm front to back by 35mm 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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:icondynamoe:
Dynamoe Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Nice varmit! :clap:
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:iconmsgear:
MSGear Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

cool.

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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
:love:
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:icondramawind:
Dramawind Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesummm!
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:iconvampluva:
Vampluva Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool!
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:iconkirstenrowe:
KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just too cool for words. 
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:iconthatorangedragon:
ThatOrangeDragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oo cool
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:iconkiki532:
kiki532 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
does it move?
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:iconmichaelfixer:
Michaelfixer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Steampunk.....awesome
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:iconsonic-cdx:
Sonic-CDX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool!
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:iconfromroom101:
fromroom101 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
please make sure to watch the animation called "wakfu" one day
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:iconlooker000:
Looker000 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
OMG!!! INCREDIBLE!!!
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:iconjokerface1:
JoKeRfAcE1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
very cool! i c wut y00 grinned thar 
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:iconroboinc:
Roboinc Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And I just made a fool out of myself.
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:iconroboinc:
Roboinc Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I wish I could do that! How did you do it?
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:icontanice001:
Tanice001 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
You're getting much better at this! Nuu
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:iconzaboo17:
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Cool!
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:iconbackspace555:
Backspace555 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Very creative. 
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:iconcuriousnight:
CuriousNight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
This is too cool :D
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:iconneon999:
neon999 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
So beautiful! (:
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:iconneon999:
neon999 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
No problem! I LOVE your work (:
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:iconrencudia:
Rencudia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Always looking so COOL! Even if I do have arachnophobia :D
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icontruecere:
truecere Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
meh
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why take the time?
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:iconbunnyboo1312:
Bunnyboo1312 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
That's so neat! :D
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for looking!
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:iconbunnyboo1312:
Bunnyboo1312 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
You're welcome! :D
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:iconcircleoflife123:
CircleofLife123 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Cool
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconthwack-sandwich:
Thwack-Sandwich Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Such an amazing original piece! Really impressive.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Much appreciated!
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:iconmisiak21:
Misiak21 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I do not like spiders, but this one is very pretty <3
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you got over your dislike to look and appreciate it!
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:iconvampiralady:
VampiraLady Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
totaly amazing!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icontimmey007:
Timmey007 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
although sincerely do not like spiders i need to make a exception for this one because it's so cool 
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for making the exception!
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:icontimmey007:
Timmey007 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :D
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:iconseeb-san:
Seeb-san Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
really cool!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icontisku:
Tisku Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa this is just absolutely adorable! Those little eyes are so cute. I especially like that light bulb and the contrast between the materials. Very clever and great job!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for such kind words!
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:iconplaystation-addict:
Playstation-addict Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
love it,and I'll watch your gallery,you are so creative .great work
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:iconsidetrack1:
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Like the look but the lack of complicated components make it seem like something that ever a good steampunk machinesmith would have trouble getting 2 work
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:iconwenexpl:
WenexPL Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha epic! : D Also make that lamp to light on green xD will look more awesome.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

Thank you!  I'll work on that green light...

 

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