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Clockwork Spider No 40 by AMechanicalMind Clockwork Spider No 40 by AMechanicalMind

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Clockwork Spider No 40
completed September 28, 2013

Spider No 40 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. A red automotive 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 40 measures 47mm wide by 42mm front to back by 23mm 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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AwesomeTheAmazing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
These spiders are so interesting! :)
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WenexPL Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see what you did here. The light I proposed month ago : D Looks good : )
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StapletonMcTavish Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!:D
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too cool!!!:iconbravoplz:
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mycupisempty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like. :)
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Very cool.
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Just so long as it is not a mosquito
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flynn1978 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Neato!
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cosmiccrittercrafts Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very kewl
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MakeGamesHappen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautifully done.
Also nice choice with the red light bulb, it reminds me of a venomous spider.
The information on how you were able to achieve making the spider is a great add. Even though it's so small, it's also very detailed. Great piece!
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