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Long-Legs by AMechanicalMind Long-Legs by AMechanicalMind
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Long-Legs
created August 8, 2013

Long-Legs was made with recycled watch parts.

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 onto a spring barrel. His tiny jaws are made from a cut and shaped watch gear.

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.

Long-Legs measures 63mm wide by 63mm front to back by 18mm 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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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
realy cute :)
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Laelyah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This is awesome!!!!!
Stunning work!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconibanessi:
Ibanessi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Cool idea! Great done!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for looking!
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FoomBerry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is really cool, creating bugs with recycled parts like that.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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FoomBerry Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:thumbsup:
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