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Mechanical Spider No 10 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 10 by AMechanicalMind
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Another Mechanical Spider made from recycled watch parts including gears, watch plates, winding stems, and spring barrels.

Spider No 10 presents a new design for my spider creations. Rather than the body being just soldered together stems and spring barrels, it consists of a chassis-like assembly made with watch plates connected by stems. Onto this chassis are soldered the spring barrels and stems for eyes, the legs, the light bulb and a few gears for added mechanical effect.

Each leg consists of four different watch winding stems that have been cut down to size and soldered at the joint. Each leg has three soldered joints.

After the legs have been soldered individually, they are grouped into sides, and each side is soldered together. The sides are then soldered to the body chassis.

Therefore, the legs themselves take thirty four soldered joints.

The chassis on this particular spider has around nineteen solder points, for a total of fifty-three different areas that need to be joined together.

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:iconthegothicwriter:
TheGothicWriter Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Groovy.
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:icontruecere:
truecere Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i guess you could say it's ass lite's up this world!
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:iconscionsoul2500:
ScionSoul2500 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
i want! O_O
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:icondazzlindave:
DazzlinDave Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Awesome! Great work!!
I do some metal assemblage too, from spare parts, bigger stuff mostly.
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:iconmirandiel:
Mirandiel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Beautiful O.o
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:iconzentraldogma:
zentraldogma Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
bright idea
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:iconorhplus:
ORHplus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So creative, this looks cool with that bulb on the backside!
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:iconsevenxlives:
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like something from. ^^
cute little spider. =D
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:icondesertdustsariah:
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
such a cool spidey!It's also kinda cute :D
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:iconxtraneus:
xtraneus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Fantastic work! As promised - this was featured on my blog [link]
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:icongojirag:
GojiraG Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cooooooooool O:
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:iconneferneferuaten:
Neferneferuaten Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat!
Now you just need to make a wind-up one that actually moves! Lol.
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:iconsabzlovingart127:
sabzlovingart127 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
incredible work!
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:iconfrauleinvampyria:
FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so original.
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:iconlhs1014:
lhs1014 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I hate real spiders, but I absolutely love this!
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:iconfrauleinvampyria:
FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Me too !
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:iconretrorevivalboutique:
RetroRevivalBoutique Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok, I'm a serious arachnophobe, and my first reaction was to bail out of my chair and hide, but instead I'm leaving a comment...I hope you take that as a compliment. X)
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:icondrend:
Drend Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
adore this.
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:iconneburgett:
neburgett Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is friggin' sweet.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconj-eee-y:
J-eEe-Y Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
First reaction "Eeeewww disgi=usting I hate those beasts"

When close-up "oh good concept"

It really looks mechanicaL Recycling is the Bright Side of the Force.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you got past first impressions! Thanks for the compliment!
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:iconwingsofthedragon:
WingsOfTheDragon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Artist
omg thats for sale??
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was! Sold a little while ago.
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:iconsagittarius-a-star:
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aiiieee!!! Spiders! :D Great work- this is amazingly intricate. It looks like some kind of steampunk robot...
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icontricias:
TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Beautiful!....It has the most fantastic legs!....




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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, and great picture!
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:icontricias:
TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
You're so welcome!
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:iconangelanovus:
angelanovus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!! :D
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconandruril93:
Andruril93 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! That's impressive. Great work.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconandruril93:
Andruril93 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing.
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. very unique and interesting and cool. :love:
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I appreciate that!
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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:iconqthexman:
QtheXman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist
WANT.SO.MUCH.
-head explodes from wanting so much-
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Careful there!
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:iconqthexman:
QtheXman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
-repairs head with duct tape-
It's all good.
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:iconeliwaz:
Eliwaz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
very nice work though it needed a backgorund of somekind to really set it off
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Rather than distract with a background, I thought plain white would bring out the intricacies better. Perhaps someone with more photshop skills could add one in.
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:iconjennifermulkerrin:
JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
this is brilliant
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for that!
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:icontwilight-girl22:
twilight-girl22 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome!!!!:O I don't like spiders but i really love this!!!!:D
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you were able to go beyond your initial fears to appreciate it!
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:icontwilight-girl22:
twilight-girl22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it's nothing...^^ You're welcome!:D
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful!!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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