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Clockwork Spider No 41
completed January 9, 2014

Spider No 41 was made with recycled watch parts and a blue 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. A blue automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

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 41 measures 47mm wide by 42mm front to back by 23mm 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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:iconmark-tamaro:
Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail!  Beautiful.
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:iconkingmedas:
Kingmedas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Very very good! :O
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:iconsentinelah7:
sentinelah7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*spider* NOPE! =D Spazattackplz 
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:icondisneyfan84:
Disneyfan84 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Photographer
That is so cool! 
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:iconartist-loves-hearts:
artist-loves-hearts Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is soo cool! Would be so fun to hide for someone who is afraid of spiders :D 
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:iconbillmcdonaghplz:
BillMcdonaghplz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Ack! You scared the crap out of me!
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:iconmoonaizdabomb:
MoonaIzdaBomb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ewww I hate spiders! but that's a nice looking one though but sheesh it looks hella creepy 
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconkyruto-chan:
Kyruto-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have arachnophobia...but This actually doesn't scare me ^^ 
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:iconpiupiu-littlebird:
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing :nod:
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:iconfantasylover100:
fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A spider I'm not freaked out by for once. Awesome
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:iconkyruto-chan:
Kyruto-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fancy seeing you here Cous! :glomp:
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:iconfantasylover100:
fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:O_o:
HEEEEEEY!!! :tighthug:
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:iconkyruto-chan:
Kyruto-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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:icondenmarkkittenkiss:
DenmarkKittenKiss Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Artist
It looks brilliant! It's a great idear, and I have never seen anything like it before. Absolutely well done on this one :iconamazedplz:
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:iconlightningboltthewolf:
LightningBolttheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!

But... :iconkillitwithfireplz:
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter

Haha!  Thank you!


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:iconlightningboltthewolf:
LightningBolttheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np ;)
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:iconissabissabel:
issabissabel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
If spiders looked like this, did not bite and was not poisonous and made webs out of their butts I would have it as a pet. 
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fair enough!  Thanks for looking!
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:icontallon-1:
Tallon-1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
O.O wow
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter

Thank you!


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:icontallon-1:
Tallon-1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
^^ no problem
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:iconclockspur:
Clockspur Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter

Thanks!


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:icontwin-atlantic:
twin-atlantic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
That's fan awesome!!!!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for checking it out!
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:icontwin-atlantic:
twin-atlantic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Yourwelcome
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:iconetsuko-hime:
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this look really good XD but isn't the photo a bit blurry? :)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure seems like it, doesn't it?  I'm no photographer, obviously.
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:iconetsuko-hime:
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the little spider robot though :3 photograpy is difficult XD im no good with it either :)
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:icondeli73123:
deli73123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Same here. xD
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:iconetsuko-hime:
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:icondjpon3vynil:
DJPON3VYNIL Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even though I despise spiders, this is freaking awesome! Well done!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter

Thanks for getting over your fear to look!


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:icondjpon3vynil:
DJPON3VYNIL Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youre welcome! Still scared of them though.
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:iconweissdrum:
weissdrum Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Very cool
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconweissdrum:
weissdrum Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Your welcome!
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:iconmysterybandit:
MysteryBandit Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SPIIIDEEEEEEERRRR
 *smashing it with a rock* KILL IT KILL IT KILL IT
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:iconjacob-reddinger:
jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is extremely awesome. amazing work! :D
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:icon13thmurder:
13thMurder Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
A Lightrodectus?
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:iconxerxestexastoast:
XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Now, this is a cool spider! I love the colored bulb you used for its abdomen.
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:icondiskfire:
diskfire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
That looks really cool!
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