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Mechanical Arthropods by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Arthropods by AMechanicalMind
From the guy who brought you A Mechanical Scorpion [link] come these little clockwork fellows.

Mantis:
Buy here: [link]
Made completely of watch parts. The body is made with stems, spring bars, and a balance stem. Legs are made with watch stems. Front legs contain cut brass gears as grippers. Head is an escapement holder that has been bent to accept the eyes, which are winding stems ends that have been sanded down. The wings are made of watch faces that have been cut and bent into wing shapes.
30mm wide 42mm front to back 37mm tall

Dragonfly:
Buy here: [link]
Wings: Cut and shaped watch faces. A face gear acts as a wing tie in
Body: Spring bars, winding stem knob.
Head: Spring Bar, eyes are wing stem knobs
Legs: Many watch stems
Stand: Antique watch case ring, winding stem
Dimensions: 54mm wide by 48mm tall (bottom of base to eyeball height) by 38mm front to back

Arachnid sculpture (L):
Sold! [link]
Watch stems, bearing assembly, lightbulb. Eight legs, four stems each leg, thirty two soldered leg joints. Abdomen is a tiny automotive lightbulb. Cephalothorax consists of four watch stems, a brass and steel bearing assembly, and some sort of nickle and brass cylinder.
Measures 38mm wide by 37mm front to back, 21mm tall

Clockworkwork Spider No. 2:
Buy here: [link]
Body is made from spring bars, stems, and a bearing assembly. Abdomen is a small automotive light (no, it doesn't light up) Legs are many different watch stems. All pieces are soldered together into this new, creepy, yet very friendly lifeform.
28mm wide by 40mm front to back by 20mm tall

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Given 2012-09-08
Mechanical Arthropods by *AMechanicalMind ( Suggested by spring-sky and Featured by Talty )
:iconalyanna9:
Alyanna9 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The spiders are really really cool Clap 
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:iconthedarkestcookie:
TheDarkestCookie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
This is soo amazing!!! Can you make a tutorial one time???? Please!!!
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, I have to say, these are all pretty wicked cool. I love the idea of using the light bulbs for the spiders' abdomens. That is just way cool. I also really like the wings on the dragonfly.
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:icondidou4u:
didou4u Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I love!!!!!!!! Very original!!! Good job
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:icondw-adele:
DW-Adele Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so, it's very creative.
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:iconaslehill12:
Aslehill12 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconhe-who-smiles:
He-Who-Smiles Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Those are really cool! I would be happy to have them crawling around the house.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful.
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:iconkodachiphantomhive:
KodachiPhantomhive Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, I love it very much!! :iconlachoirplz:
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:icongreycorbie:
GreyCorbie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
That's really cool! So the spiders light up?
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:iconnykol-haebrd:
nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are just too cool!
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:iconmachmaste:
machmaste Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Writer
Thats so awesome essissly the firefly. ]:D
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:iconstainedshadow1:
StainedShadow1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are awesome! I like the spiders best! :D
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:iconchiuuchiuu:
ChiuuChiuu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wow, so cool!
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:iconlord-of-rabbits:
Lord-Of-Rabbits Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
All insect family ;D great work sir/madam.
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:iconjd-ledger:
JD-Ledger Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
KILL THE SPIDERS!!!! KILL THEM WITH FIRE AND LIGHTNING!!! Awesome work, though!!! I wonder how the world would be if steampunk technology were dominant?? ((ABNEY PARK RULES~))
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:icondaylight23:
DayLight23 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
The Mantis and the Dragonfly are my favorite. ^-^
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:iconcogmancer:
Cogmancer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I don't typically look through the DD, but I'm glad I did today. Very nicely done.
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:iconwhy-am-i-still-here:
WHY-AM-I-STILL-HERE Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Artist
That's super fucking amazing!
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:iconpinkberry83:
pinkberry83 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice! I love how you made it look so realistic, and how you made the spiders body into a lightbulb. Very impressive!
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! this is awesome!!!
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:icondurgaaz:
Durgaaz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
these are amazing!!!
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:iconxankazo:
xanKazo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Incredible!
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:iconkenliano:
Kenliano Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.
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:iconsonozakiimion:
sonozakiimion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oww ahhaah they're so cuteee
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:iconpeoplecanhear:
PeopleCanHear Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
O_O clever thinking
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:iconknight-of-ishtar:
Knight-of-Ishtar Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
These are awesome,and I love the ideal of using the light bulbs for the spiders abdomens.
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:icontamalesyatole:
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Arachnophobic part of me wants this smashed to pieces... the rational part says "Easy, dude..." and then :+fav:es it.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's good you get the arachnophobia from them...means I've done my job! Thanks for the favorite!
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:iconsyroyoga16:
Syroyoga16 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Artist
I love the dragonfly the most. Keep at it it's very awsome.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! The dragonfly is my second favorite...so delicate.
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:iconsyroyoga16:
Syroyoga16 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Artist
Sweet. Keep up the metal work then.
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:iconwraythskitzifrenik:
WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cooool!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconstarichi:
starichi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Amazing!

(And congratulations on the DD. :heart:)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for that!
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:iconidellechi:
Idellechi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing work, and grats on the daily deviation!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you on both accounts!
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:iconidellechi:
Idellechi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
NP!
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:iconanti-nutella:
Anti-nutella Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so cute and cool!! I love them.
Congrats on the DD
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:iconthe-midnightflower:
The-MidnightFlower Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutly fascinating!! i love them!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
excellent
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for looking!
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
my pleasure
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:iconsmokeymitchell:
SmokeyMitchell Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Congratz on DD~
They look awesome
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconlafein:
Lafein Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are so perfect, especially the spiders. I love the use of the light bulbs on them!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I think the bulbs really make them as well.
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