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Spiders Nos Five and Six by AMechanicalMind Spiders Nos Five and Six by AMechanicalMind
These are hand assembled and very realistic mechanical Spiders made from the recycled parts of old watches.

The legs consist of some 48 different watch winding stems that have been broken into the various "leg" parts and then soldered at the joints (with lead free silver bearing solder) into a very lifelike position. The legs alone require 32 very tiny soldered points.

The legs were attached to bodies made of soldered strap springs, watch stems, and nickle and brass cylinders pulled from watches.

The abdomens were created from tiny dead automotive light bulbs whose leads are attached to the body with solder.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the pieces...everything is soldered into place with metal. These are one of a kind works of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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CookieCrumbzRawr Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
So steampunk awesome! Clapping Pony Icon - Octavia 
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Mark-Tamaro Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!!!!!!!:iconhead-bangplz:
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xComfortably-Numb Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
AMAZING
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Artsey Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
These are so neat. They look like they could start moving at any moment.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
These are simply amazing. I love everything about them, right from the recycled materials to the execution in the design. Great job!
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Talty Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello :D you've been featured here: [link]
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fantafiction Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love:
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keywii Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
They are awesome but they creep me out haha. Very clever.
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Assechan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
SO.DAMN.COOL :wow:
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SparrowNine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
aww :) i like them
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