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Watch Parts Dragonfly No 8 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Dragonfly No 8 (II) by AMechanicalMind

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Dragonfly No 8
Completed February 12, 2014

This is a one of a kind, handmade clockwork Dragonfly made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes, along with a balance wheel and gear for both structure and embellishment.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using silver bearing solder.

His body is a watch plate soldered to a strap string at the thorax.

His head is a cut, sanded and shaped watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes.

He alights on a model railroad track base that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Dimensions: 59mm wide by 68mm tall (bottom of base to eyeball height) by 55mm (base front to back). He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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:iconeuphoricmadness:
euphoricmadness Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colorful wings. :)
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Lalivampony Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
what they said.  the two tone wings are the first things to grab your eye.
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CupavacIzKutije Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Photographer
Nice work! :clap:

All best,

M.
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darkair Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Beautiful wings! Quite iridescent, much like the real thing. 
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Lou-Mi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
It's beautiful!
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