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Watch Parts Ant No 1 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Ant No 1 by AMechanicalMind
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Watch Parts Ant No 1
created February 16, 2018

Ant Number 1 was made completely with recycled watch parts and silver bearing solder.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real ant’s 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.

To make the body of the ant, watch spring barrel covers have been domed with a dapping tool. These domes are attached to watch spring bars (spring bars hold the watch strap to the watch). The eyes are made from watch winding crowns, and the pincers are made from a cut watch balance wheel.

Ant No 1 measures 45mm wide by 45mm front to back by 13mm 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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:icondrawn2pencils:
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your creature creations always surprise me and leave me perpetually awestruck.Nod Clap 
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for that!  I really appreciate you looking commenting!
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:icondrawn2pencils:
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oops, the platform keeps freezing and this would have been a double of the above comment, which I cannot eradicate.  Hate it when that happens. Waaaah! 
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gabrielbaroen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
so many of your stuff reminds me of Mortal Engings, second book.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just looked it up, and Mortal Engines looks pretty cool.  I'll have to check it out once I get more free time!  Thanks!
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