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Spider No 24 by AMechanicalMind Spider No 24 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 24
created March 25, 2013

Spider No 24 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, thirty six watch strap springs 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, two small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts, forming a sort of chassis for the eyes and bulb to rest in. The eyes are made by layering and soldering together various stems and watch strap springs. An automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. A “cap” of another watch plate forms the top of the spider.

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 24 measures 29mm wide by 41mm front to back by 20mm 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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*****ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE THAT PACKAGES MAY BE INSPECTED BY CUSTOMS, AND BECAUSE THESE PIECES ARE FRAGILE, THEY MAY BE DAMAGED IN THE PROCESS. WE PACKAGE THESE EXTREMELY WELL, BUT WE CANNOT NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OCCURRING DURING A CUSTOMS INSPECTION*****
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hah! I love the little geary mandibles on this one!
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elconcombro Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
This is really awesome!!! :)
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
The image above isn't showing on Firefox 20.01
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:iconjohnvichlenski:
JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is very cool! Nice job :)
...If that fragile lightbulb breaks, is it easy to replace?
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.

The bulb isn't especially easy to replace, no. It's soldered by the lead wires to the internals of the body. If I wasn't so against using glue, it would be much easier.
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:iconjohnvichlenski:
JohnVichlenski Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow so that needs to really be handled with care, Nice to know. Great work, it looks awesome!
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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I like what you made out of these teeth
very original!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Broken bits come in handy for something, sometimes.
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:iconbrokenheater:
BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
recycling is always good =P
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Wow this is amazing.
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