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Watch Parts Spider No 65 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 65 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 65
completed January 23, 2015

Spider No 65 was made with recycled watch parts and recycled electrical cord wire.

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, along with an antique engraved watch plate for the top. It's abdomen "spool" was created by joining two small watch plates with a couple of cut and shaped watch dials. Recycled electrical cord copper wire was then wrapped around this assembly. This spider has pincers of cut and shaped brass gears.

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 49 measures 50mm wide by 50mm front to back by 18mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. This 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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:iconstallnig:
Stallnig Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
this one is especially cool. The coil is perfect.
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StarrSpice Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh your watch spiders are so cool omg
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Love the wire spool.
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darkair Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Woah, I really like the spool of wire in this one. Kinda matches the intricate flowery design on the body. 
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  This is probably my favorite spool type spider that I've done, so I'm especially glad you like it!
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:iconsidetrack1:
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Cool how a coil of wire was actually used
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:icontomnoi:
Tomnoi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
How in the world did you manage to create this? Amazing!
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:iconmecomix:
MEcomix Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Oooo me like (>3<)
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:iconhmikaow:
HmiKaow Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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:iconsomethinginspirin:
SomethingInspirin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Hate spiders, love this. WTF IS GOING ON
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:iconnismyfform:
NismyFForm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
This is simple a beautiful work of art. Great design and work! :clap: 
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:iconcrisiscrimson:
CrisisCrimson Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not a fan of spiders and probably never will be...but THIS is amazing! :love:
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:iconthejboy88:
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Mechanical or not, spiders will ALWAYS be terrifying to me.

Great craftsmanship though. You can tell it was made by a matser.
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:iconii-edison-ii:
II-edison-II Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so cool! :D
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:icondropemcityrecords:
dropemcityrecords Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconlou-mi:
Lou-Mi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Ingenious!
Especially with the wire as her silk..! <3
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:iconemeowrald:
Emeowrald Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Sweet. It looks just like black widow. 
Well, except it's not black. 
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:icondashing-grey:
Dashing-Grey Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I CANNOT- Yes......
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:iconyajido:
yajido Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015   General Artist
WOAH THATS SUPER RAD
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:iconwingman2014:
Wingman2014 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, awesomely impressive as always, too cool


even if it is a spider .C. (no jk, i actually really like the design, it's just so brilliant, i really like it~ .c.)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! Admittedly, spiders aren't for everyone...but I have always been fascinated.
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:iconwingman2014:
Wingman2014 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Yeah, I agree, they're cool to look at, I guess, but it's just... I never really wanted to ever get up close to look at one, really XD
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RecycledHorrors Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Extremely impressive craftmanship.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for looking and leaving such a kind compliment!
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:iconklydetheslayer:
klydetheslayer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rad
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconembrace-fate:
Embrace-Fate Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconkalhiki:
Kalhiki Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist
Love this. Especially the wire wrapped around the abdomen. Kinda like it has a spool of wire to act as its silk.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.  The wire as silk was the thought here, so very glad you got that!
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Managodess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing design, the amount of detail is astonishing. I also think it's really interesting being able to read a little about the creation process in the artist comment~
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the great comment!  Glad to know someone actually reads the descriptions.
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Managodess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome~
I like reading them mostly because I hope the artist might give some input on their thoughts behind the work of art~ (It's a shame a lot of people don't really write much there though =/)
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Agreed.  I like to know the process more than anything else.  I like to know what we are talking about, timewise and thoughtwise about what goes into a certain piece.  Without that, it is often just a pretty picture.
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Managodess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely. Especially for drawings and paintings, I love to hear about inspiration, about perhaps details of the scene being displayed. If they're OCs, I want to know a little about them.
What did the artist feel went well, what not as well? Is there something they're proud of? Something they feel they need to improve on?
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