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Spider41 9 by AMechanicalMind Spider41 9 by AMechanicalMind

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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 40 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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zafira241 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is seriously amazing wish i could buy one or make one as well as you do!!!!
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Greyest-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such intricate work. Nice!
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SpiffsHexapodS Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
chapeau!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
merci!
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014

It's cute even though I generall don'tike spiders haha


Nice job!

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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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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014

I can look at them fine. I'm just not a fan of touching them...well, big ones at least :P

You're welcome :D

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VampirateMace Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter

Thank you!


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ForsakenRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
wow nice!
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