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Mechanical Spider No 16 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 16 by AMechanicalMind
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This is a Mechanical Spider hand assembled from recycled watch parts including gears, watch plates, winding stems, and spring barrels.

Spider No 16 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 eighteen solder points, for a total of fifty-two different areas that need to be joined together.

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.

He measures 45mm wide by 47mm front to back by 25mm tall and comes with a 3" by 4" glass display dome with wood base. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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igasu63 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Amazing stuff here!
BioFox86 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some how, someone from somewhere managed to make spiders more creepier than they already are... where is my god now?
GalacticRainbow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very creative indeed :clap:
ShadowXM1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Now THAT is what I call attention to detail! Great work here. Interesting that you used a light bulb for the abdomen and those are watch parts for the legs and body!? Awesome!
Daisyshine Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! So creative!
WeirdChenDA Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so cute and so amazing.
NT862010 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
This is awesome! what kind of solder do you use for stuff like this? I have been trying to make smaller scultpures out of metal like this, but traditional electrical solder and soldering iron just beads and rolls off. Certain metals only too I figure?
TheSavageChicken Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool! i absolutely love your stuff!
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December 1, 2012
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