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Red Widow Clockwork Spider No 59 by AMechanicalMind Red Widow Clockwork Spider No 59 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 58
completed May 28, 2014

Spider No 59 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, along with a beautifully engraved antique watch plate and brass gears.

An automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base, taped off into an hourglass, painted, and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. This spider has pincers of a cut balance wheel.

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 59 measures 54mm 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. This 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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Lalivampony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
i find myself totally envious of your creation skills and your patience in making them.   i dabble with jewellery making but i lose interest and patience with long term projects so quickly.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  I'm easily bored myself, but am enamored with creating things I like.  In a way, it's therapy for me.  I always have to finish what I am working on in one sitting, even if it takes 14 hours.
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Lalivampony Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
i haven't got the stamina for that.   though it's incredibly easy to get lost in my works... >.>  My body just won't stand for it.  even the three hours of sitting/standing for art/jewellery classes is enough to set my body off.  I've learned to treat it like gardening.  do a little bit, go away for a little bit, do a little bit more.  the only time i ignore that is when my muses are smashing me over the head with inspiration and i need to get it down (the basics at least) before i lose it... my ideas list for either class has gotten a bit absurd. >.>

Then i'll see something on this site or e bay that just sets me off again... it's like 'rrraaaaggg.  brain... to frothy with... ideas.....'
well, i suppose that beats the large patches in between where i go, 'so, i've made a bunch of epic stuff... now what'll i do with it?!'
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Raptrax101 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH! I want it!
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Amarastar11 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excited Blush Imagine if this could move, waaah! This is great.
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Vampyro77 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another set of great pieces! :iconthumbsupplz:
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JCarlino Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the black and red better... But, I am a huge Spider Man fan too.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Me as well with the red and black.  Experimenting with the blue.
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JCarlino Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Blue and green might work.
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