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Mechanical Spider No 26 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 26 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 26
created April 21, 2013

Spider No 26 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 an “antennae” made from a watch stem and a spring.

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.

Spider No 26 measures 56mm wide by 50mm front to back by 25mm tall.

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.

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xSkyeBlu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
i hate spiders but its so cute!
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Kitsumy-chan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
it is totally amazing oO
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StencilerDCarter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
All of your work is incredible. That's all
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. That's all. ;)
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willyshlecnaught Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
STOP MAKING SUCH EPIC THINGS!!!!!!!! YOUR MAING MY JELLY AS PEANUT BUTTER- I DON KNOW WHAT I JUST SAID THERE.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure either, but I like it!
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Solatoral Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I hate, HATE spiders. But this is incredibly cool, and I wouldn't mind having it sitting around in my room. :D
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Luckily, I haven't imbued them with life...yet.
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