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Mechanical Spider No 26 (V) by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 26 (V) 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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mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Superb!!! Love the face, Reminds me of the jumping spiders!!! :D
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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
great work, as usual :)
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izzy-2d-x Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
do they move?
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csick02 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
rad! i would love to see a collection of these and other spiders like this suspended inside a frame like a taxidermy collection. That would be Rad! I'd buy it!
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