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Mechanical Spider No 22 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 22 by AMechanicalMind
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Mechanical Spider No 22created February 22, 2013

Spider No 22 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb. In order to create the legs, forty-eight watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real spiders’ legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder. Each side of four legs is then soldered together at the base, forming what looks like a claw.To make the body of the spider, two very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts, forming a sort of chassis for the eyes and bulb to rest in. The eyes are made by layering and soldering together various stems and watch strap springs. An automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. A “cap” of another watch plate forms the top of the spider. This spider has two “antennae” of watch stems.After the body is made, the leg assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the spider stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued.

Each sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.Shipping within the US is $10. Items are shipped by USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation and insurance. All items are shipped with 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) and should arrive 2-3 days after shipping.

We do ship internationally, however, we ask that all international customers please contact us before ordering. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we must first converse about customs regulations. International shipping starts at $20. Please email Justin at jmg@amechanicalmind.com or jmg.amechanicalmind@gmail.com for more information.

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bolarei Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
very creative, brilliant is this idea of ​​mounting insects with pieces of watches, congratulations.
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neijxyellow Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
When i see that work,I feel the same fear that i have when i see real spiders
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome...then it works!
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IXEL-Manufacture Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
vraiment superbe...quoi dire de plus c'est simplement BEAU...
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Halobravo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man even tho i know this is not real it still freaks me the fuck out. Well made.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
couldn't be a much better compliment than that! Thanks!
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