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Mechanical Spider No 31 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 31 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 31
created July 20, 2013

Spider No 31 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. A krypton flashlight 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.

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 31 measures 55mm wide by 51mm front to back by 26mm 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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Vanders-f Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Parabéns!
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Incredible.
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lancelotjul Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L.
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joshpurple-Gassy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Outstanding!  LUV it :w00t: :strong: 
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kissywissy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Extremely creative and very original, nice talent! <3
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