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Mechanical Dragonfly No 7 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Dragonfly No 7 by AMechanicalMind

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Finished October 25, 2013

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

His wings are made from antique 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 brass watch plate 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: 65mm wide by 77mm tall (bottom of base to eyeball height) by 60mm (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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MIZZTOLLY Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
wow you always find a way to blow my mind
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GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
And now he need to find a way to mending your head back together.
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MIZZTOLLY Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
he sure does 
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michaelmas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Dragonflies are always cool ^^
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