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This is a hand assembled and very realistic mechanical Spider made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His 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 a body made of soldered strap springs, watch stems, and a nickle and brass cylinder pulled from a watch.

The abdomen was created from a tiny dead automotive light bulb whose leads are attached to the body with solder.

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: 38mm wide by 40mm front to back by 33mm tall. 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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Clockwork Spider No 42
completed January 10, 2014

Spider No 42 was made with recycled watch parts and a red automotive light bulb.

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. A red automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

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 42 measures 51mm wide by 50mm front to back by 24mm 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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Little sword I forged from a jump-ring with my alcohol torch, and jewelers hammer. Handle is leather wrapped.
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So I made up some juggling balls.

These puppies are made using a modified version of the Japanese Ball design. Each one is three layers thick, with the center layer being steel rings, and the outer two being anodized aluminum. It took some time to figure out the correct ARs for each layer, but the end result is some perfectly solid, durable juggling balls. Eahc one is 2 inches in diameter and 2.8 oz in weight.

I stress tested the prototypes by throwing them at different things, and they only started to show visible wear after being thrown at concrete more than a few times. It was quite cathartic.

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Arachnius Rex
created June 4, 2013
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Arachnius Rex was created with recycled watch parts including brass gear train wheels, balance wheels, strap springs, winding stems, watch dials, and other parts. The body of this arachnid is composed of a chassis made completely from scratch recycled parts. Three antique european style balance wheels were soldered together via winding stem bracers and around an old house fuse. various train gears, watch plates, and balance bridges act as internal decorations. The head is made from a watch dial that has been cut, sanded and shaped, along with various strap springs, spring barrel covers, and winding stems. The legs themselves are made with recycled watch strap springs (the type that holds a watch strap or band to the watch itself) along with small watch winding stems.

Size is 49mm wide by 56mm deep by 55mm 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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Since my recent obsession has been making sea urchin sculptures,I thought it fitting to make a (somewhat) functional iteration for sacraments of all kinds.
Diameter 4.25 "
Cold formed ,welded stainless steel with bronze and stainless steel (MIG welded),surface ornamentation...
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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.

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

His body is a brass and nickel strap spring soldered to another strap string at the thorax. The end of his tail is a winding stem knob.

His head is a strap spring which has soldered to it two identical winding stem knobs for eyes.

His stand is an antique spring barrel cover with an elegant engraved design.

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: 53mm wide by 30mm tall (bottom of base to eyeball height) by 31mm 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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Shipping to the US is priority mail with tracking and insurance. Default shipping to other countries is First Class Mail and does not include tracking or insurance. If you prefer a trackable method, this starts at about $40, and we would be happy to ship via this method for the extra charge.
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Two Mantises and a Spider made from watch parts and light bulbs. Soldered with lead free silver bearing solder.

Mantis No 2: [link]
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Spider No 12: [link]
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Please email jmg@amechanicalmind.com is you would like to commission a piece. There is a backlog right now, and the wait is about two weeks.
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Fold formed Sterling Silver :dance::dance: This cuff has been formed using the basic line folds. The gems have seen set into bezels which have been soldered on after the cuff was hammered to shape :dance::dance: The gems consist of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Denim Lapis, Black Onyx and Sapphires.

The glass stone in the ring has been formed with many layers of different types of glass, all fused together by multiple firings.

Once again this was a custom order where I had to make the stones match the fabric samples I was given to work from :dance::dance:
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Clockwork Spider No 31
created July 20, 2013

Spider No 31 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

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, two very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts, forming a sort of chassis for the eyes and bulb to rest in. The eyes are made by layering and soldering together various stems and watch strap springs. A krypton flashlight bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. A “cap” of another watch plate forms the top of the spider.

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 31 measures 55mm wide by 51mm front to back by 26mm 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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