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Mechanical Spider No 20 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 20 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 20 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 52mm wide by 50mm front to back by 22mm 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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Selune13 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Damn. That's neat!!!
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aestheticreations Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man you have some amazing stuff!!
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Reviewed here: [link]
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the review. Very helpful and enlightening, and I appreciate the critique...more in the message on your site. Much appreciated!
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Sivenrout Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Wow !

You make a really amazing work ! So precise and reflected.

I look your creations by many times now and i ask me a question. How do you work ? Not detaily but we can espered to look a 'differents steps' of your creation. I think this it could be very instructive to look how these creatures "take lives" :)
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Al3xDk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is outstanding *0*
I wish i could buy em c:
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ForeverSightless Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, wish I had something like this. :3
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IndividualityA Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Gorgeous!! :D
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Tamtea Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Your spiders are amazing! I haven't seen anything like it.
As I'm pretty scared of spiders I have to ask you this: can their legs move?^^
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked!!!
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