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Ryder by AMechanicalMind Ryder by AMechanicalMind
A project, finally completed for a fellow artist who makes motorcycles from recycled watch parts, Dan Tanenbaum of Watch Parts Motorcycles.

This is "Ryder," a custom mechanical skeletal rider for said watch parts motorcycle, made completely from old watch parts including plates, spring bars, gears, cogs, stems, etc.  Soldered using lead-free, silver bearing solder...no glue!

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Lalivampony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
and i thought your mecha-sects were impressive...
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EternallyMissed94 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student
AMAZING :wow:
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
dam thats cool
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SaphFire00 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, that is absolutely INCREDIBLE talent! Heck, you could very well be the coming-to-be "Micro Lord" or something, cuz imagine if you could make these creations come to LIFE! Great work! :clap: :w00t:
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stormsirens2 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
holy crap thats cool
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
:onfire: ... outstanding work!
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Blood-Red-Cure Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love how you made it mimic the human skeleton beautifully! This is so wonderful and unique, you have quite the talent! :worship:
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kirbyrishi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Wowzers! I'm usually awestruck when I see your mechanical insect projects, but this was quite a nice twist with the bike rider, Also It's amazing how you're able to do this without glue, do you use any type of bonding agent? Or do you just make the pieces fit together? Your work is pretty inspirational! Do you brainstorm what you're going to make before you make it? Heh, sorry about all the questions but your work does look very interesting! Amazing job!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for such a kind comment and al the great questions!

As far as bonding goes, the rider is all soldered together with silver bearing lead free solder.  The motorcycle was glued together by Dan.  I used epoxy to attach the rider to the bike, as soldering may have melted the glue he used to put the bike together.

I'm a bit of a doodler really.  I have a basic idea of what I want to make, then sit down and fit pieces together until they look good.
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JJQinc Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, this is amazing. So intricate and detailed. Great job!

How long did it take you to construct this? 
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  I honestly have no idea how long it has taken in total, as I've completed it over a number of weeks when I had time to work on it.  I just know it took way too much time!
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RestrictedA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Your skills are unbelievable. Where do you get the resources to make all of these?

Your website is awesome. I'm really thinking about buying some things.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for such a nice comment! 

This is my full time career, so I generally spend half my time perusing Ebay, Etsy, or junk shops for broken old watches.  The rest of the time is spent making!

Please let me know if you need anything or have questions!
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RestrictedA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
'Welcome. That has to be the best career ever.

Huh. I gotta try that sometime.

Ok, I'll be sure to check out the stuff you have for sale.
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