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Mechanical Mantis No 6 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Mantis No 6 by AMechanicalMind
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This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His body is made out of watch strap springs and a christmas light bulb.

His wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

His head (which swivels!) is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as his eyes.

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

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.


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: 22mm wide 43mm front to back 35mm tall 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.

For more pictures of this fellow, please see: [link]

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*****ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE THAT PACKAGES MAY BE INSPECTED, AND BECAUSE THESE PIECES ARE FRAGILE, THEY MAY BE DAMAGED IN THE PROCESS. WE PACKAGE THESE EXTREMELY WELL, BUT WE CANNOT NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OCCURRING DURING A CUSTOMS INSPECTION*****
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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
WOW! amazing
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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TheForbiddenTenet Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Have you made a mechanical butterfly? If not, there's your next project, I guess.

With that aside, very good work on the mantis!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have, although I'm not very happy with it now. You are right...it's time for a redo.
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