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Mechanical Clockwork Spider No 26 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Clockwork Spider No 26 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 26
created April 21, 2013

Spider No 26 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, two very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts, forming a sort of chassis for the eyes and bulb to rest in. The eyes are made by layering and soldering together various stems and watch strap springs. An automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. A “cap” of another watch plate forms the top of the spider. This spider an “antennae” made from a watch stem and a spring.

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 26 measures 56mm wide by 50mm 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. 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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AllthatandaRainbow Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
They're extremely amazing! All this little spiders kind of remind me of Infernal Devices.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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Meteorite-Flow Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your spider pieces. =)
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:iconthe-nika:
the-nika Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Great work! I like it's limbs.
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:icononeese:
Oneese Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I hate spiders, but I love this. Very nice ~
Keep up the good work,
Oneese
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:iconbornfreak:
BornFreak Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Incredible work! :wow:
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PaperbackRevelations Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is fantastic and creative!
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Thegarfieldtouch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice!
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:iconarchityran:
archityran Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
That's pretty cool! I love the history about the creation process.
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:iconbrokenheater:
BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
keep going x]
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome work!
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:iconspiffshexapods:
SpiffsHexapodS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
superb ;)
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Paul2960 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very creative nice work i must say!!
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:iconnassorluver:
nassorluver Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw! I hats spiders but this one is too cute!
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:iconsilvertongueblade:
silvertongueblade Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!
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:icondummees:
dummees Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
first thing that came to mind was Thief.
awesome.
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:iconnot-a-guest:
Not-A-Guest Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Photographer
WOW!
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:iconbanette-at-heart:
Banette-at-Heart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's incredible XD
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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naela14R13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
wooowww... this is coooolllll..... >_<
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot for looking!
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:iconnaela14r13:
naela14R13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
you are welcom :)
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:iconawpretty:
AwPretty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
freakishly amazing
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconawpretty:
AwPretty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Very welcome!
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mozer1a0x Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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mozer1a0x Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome:)
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XxXXzZ Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is so cool! Do you mind if I draw a picture inspired by this little guy? I'll link back here and inform you, if I end up posting it.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sounds great! Can't wait to see it!
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XxXXzZ Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Chibi-pets Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Cool!!!!! I love it
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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Cheez-ltz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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