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Mechanical Dragonfly No 12 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Dragonfly No 12 by AMechanicalMind
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Dragonfly No 12
Completed May 23, 2014

This is a one of a kind, handmade clockwork Dragonfly made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His wings are made from antique green and silver colored watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes, along with a balance wheel and gear for both structure and embellishment.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using silver bearing solder.

His body is a couple of watch plates and gears soldered to a strap string at the thorax.

His head is a cut, sanded and shaped watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes.

He alights on a model railroad track base that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Dimensions: 58mm wide by 63mm tall (bottom of base to eyeball height) by 58mm (base front to back). He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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TheBlueFury Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Cool!
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I love that the numbers line the edge of the wing :D 
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Scaly-heart Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks really cool! Good job! :D
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Really like how you've used colour and pattern on the wings.
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SylvestrisArt Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this- the shape and colour is excellent :) I also like how you've done the tail, reminds me a little of a helicopter. Beautiful work! :D
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