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Spider 43 1 by AMechanicalMind Spider 43 1 by AMechanicalMind

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Clockwork Spider No 43
completed January 17, 2014

Spider No 43 was made with recycled watch parts and an orange automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, watch strap springs were selected 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. For added rigidity, watch stems were soldered as supports. 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 couple of watch plates and a balance bridge. An orange automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. Pincers on this spider are made from an antique brass watch gear.

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 43 measures 68mm wide by 65mm 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 will come with a 4"x4" glass display dome with walnut display base. ****WE ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF THE DISPLAY DOME, ETA 1/21-1/22****

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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat .
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WarHexpod Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO cool!
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Awesome - that pose is so realistic.
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Blackalphadragon96 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aweazing
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Wow that is awesome. :D
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PrometheusAlexander Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This is impressive!
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kishi-san Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Absolutely love the orange lightbulb!
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codewriterX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can never resist anything steam-punk or clockwork style, great work :)
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LootCute Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa.... Thats so cool!
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OniBee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Awesome as always! ;p
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