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Mechanical Spider No 33 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 33 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 33
created August 2, 2013

Spider No 33 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, several watch strap springs were soldered together. A krypton flashlight bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

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 32 measures 48mm wide by 55mm front to back by 23mm 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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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clever and inspirational!!!  I gotta try this in one of my 3d apps.:clap:
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stergios Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great one :D :D
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I love its stance.
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