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Mechanical Spider No 20 II by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 20 II 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.

Visit [link] more pictures of this little guy.

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Visit my store to buy pieces such as this: www.amechanicalmind.etsy.com

Webpage for more information, plus special deals and news: [link]
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broadstream Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is genius.  I love it!
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Troublew Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
What a work... Amazing!
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jorrus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
You could market these at tabletop wargamers as well...
these are so awesome; what are the margins on these things? Is it cost effective to make them at home?
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are around 50mm diameter, some smaller, some larger.

They would be cost effective to make at home, as the parts themselves are not that expensive. It's more about the investment of time, effort, and frustration in making them.
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awesome!!! :)
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Superb work!!! Looks amazing, Love the little antenna on there!! :D
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mrmunn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Does it have a remote control? That would be cool to scare the crap out of people lol.
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Londonbrig0 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic, love it!
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SigmaDragonis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! :O_o:
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farlydatau Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome SUPER AWESOME!!
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