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Trawler (hand for scale) by AMechanicalMind Trawler (hand for scale) by AMechanicalMind
custom order by request

A new clockwork arthropod made from watch parts and soldered together with lead free silver bearing solder. Of the Creature family: [link]

Like Creature, he has fiddler crab style claws. The most intricate body-chassis I've done to date. Started out as a bit of an "engine" assembly built around a heart of a brass winding stem knob. Balance wheels, bridges, stems, brass train gears, spring bars and other parts make up the core. An automotive lightbulb makes up the abdomen. The rear is inspired a bit by the war machine version of The Iron Giant. A balance wheel with spokes cut out forms a ring of support for the abdomen. Watch stems hold the balance wheel to the body, allowing greater support for the abdomen. Each side is different, yet organically balanced, much like real life. Watch bands act as neck support/spines. For more picture of this guy: [link]

Pieces for sale: [link] and [link]

Website: [link]

Facebook: [link]
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ShadowGolem86 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
It's robot Mr.Krabs. :meow:
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HerNameIsDren Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
If this were a penny, he wouldn't be interested :-D
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warmteardrops Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
your work is really incredible:)
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timelordponygirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all your pictures of this one :XD:!
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:iconmnshortdraw:
mnshortdraw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Another great little critter! Dare I ask how many hours goes into something like this? What kind of soldering iron do you use? Thanks for sharing, I'm a big fan.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! This one was a couple of days of work straight through (I can never leave something waiting, I have to have it done, even if that means I don't get breaks!)

I use a Weller WES51 with 1/32" tip.
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:iconmnshortdraw:
mnshortdraw Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Lol, I am the same way, I can't leave something sit if I get going on it. I just can't imagine trying to solder those tiny little parts. Do you use a fly tying vise to hold the piece in place while you work? I'd love to watch you work, it would be highly entertaining for me.
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bertc Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist
сool work!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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bertc Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist
You are welcome!!!:heart:!!!
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