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Clockwork Spider No 38 (II) by AMechanicalMind Clockwork Spider No 38 (II) 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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RedMax88 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
normaly i hate spiders, but this one looks awesom ^^
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for getting over the hate for a little love!  Much appreciated.
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Astonishing work! How long did it take you to make this?
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DepthInception87 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so innovative, love it!
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Sandhurst5 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creative and beautiful.
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SSJCyberSonic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just some beautiful artisan work here.
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These spiders are so cool... Awesome work!
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