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Mechanical Spider No 47 (II) by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Spider No 47 (II) by AMechanicalMind

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Clockwork Spider No 47
completed February 10, 2014

Spider No 47 was made with recycled watch parts and a red 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, along with a watch plate, balance wheel and bridge. A red automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. An antique balance wheel decorates the top of the bulb. This spider has pincers of cut and shaped brass gears.

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 47 measures 50mm wide by 49mm 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. This sculpture comes with a 4” 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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HubcapCreatures Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it
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Hear4u2c Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Wow! All of your little creatures are fantastic!
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BonnDell Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate spiders, but this is so freaking AWESOME!! it even looks cute x33 great job! x3
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Jamisons Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Im in love with all of your work! Just amazing, from things people throw out you have made some very beautiful and intriguing (and very life like!) creatures. Going through all your photos is making me want to get back into art again, thank you! 
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OniBee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
The colour of the lamp sure makes the huge difference! It's pretty amazing as always!
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psychopath556 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
absolutely incredible
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EvolutionsVoid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Wow, that is amazing. To put together something so small and delicate like that. Must require a lot of patience! Very cool looking! 
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
A lot of patience and a lot of swearing.  Thank you for checking out my work!
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EvolutionsVoid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I imagine so! I will definitely look at your other pieces!
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