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Mechanical Atlas Spider (II) by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Atlas Spider (II) by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Atlas Spider
completed March 18, 2014

Atlas Spider was made completely out of recycled watch parts.

In order to create the legs, twenty-four watch stems were cut into different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real spiders’ legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments was carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder.

To make the body of the spider, several watch balance wheels were soldered to a watch stem, and then eight small watch plates were soldered to this assembly, creating the rounded appearance of an atlas globe.

After the body is made, the leg assemblies are carefully arranged and attached. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the spider stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Atlas Spider measures 45mm wide by 45mm front to back by 25mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. This 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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psychopath556 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
soooooooooooooooooo small it boggles the mind 
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I always forget how tiny these are, until they are next to a coin... mind blowing. :)
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DepthInception87 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome man, this one is on another level. love the symmetry and bad ass detail as usual! 
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transatlanticalien Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
everything you do is magical
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JCarlino Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work. Very cool.
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