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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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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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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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It is a legendary bird of the Maranao people who originate from Mindanao, a major island in the Philippines. It comes from the words "sari" and "manok." "Sari" means cloth or garment, which is generally of assorted colors.Maṇk, which makes up part of its name, is a Philippine word for chicken. It is the legendary bird that has become a ubiquitous symbol of Maranao art. It is depicted as a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail, holding a fish on its beak or talons. The head is profusely decorated with scroll, leaf, and spiral motifs. It is said to be a symbol of good fortune.

A Maranao legend also says of a Sultan's daughter being swept by a colorful rooster that became a handsome young man and they were never seen ever again. The Sultan then created replicas of the bird to remember his daughter by.

‎" SARIMANOK "

FOUND METAL ASSEMBLAGE
Height=16* Width=20"
June 201
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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.

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Hobo Nickel engraving Love Token
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Blade: Twist pattern damascus
Handle: Blue fossilized brain coral
OAL: 6"

My only wish, is that I had etched the damascus a little deeper. Regardless, I love how it came out. I did this one a little more traditional, as far as the grind goes. It has a chisel grind, which I didn't do on the first kiridashi that I made. I also made a tanto to go with this, which I'll be posting in a few days.

As promised, once my Facebook hits 10k likes, which I'm about 131 likes from getting, I'll do a tutorial. It will be a video tutorial, as well as an article style tutorial that I will post on here. My plan is to do two of them. One in celebration of me actually being caught up and a second for my facebook. One of the tutorials will be over a cleaver, because cleavers are awesome! For the cleaver I'll do a picture a day on my facebook, kind of like the tutorial I did on here ages ago. Then when it's done, I'll compile it all and put it on here. To keep my dA as clean looking as possible.

I mean...I could have OCD or something. lol

Anyway! Fun stuff is coming as well as me being around a little more. :la:


Logan Pearce
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Dreamcatcher I made for my friend =Ancient-Scars in hopes of bringing her better dreams and peaceful rest. The feathers are ones shed from her soul form's wings <3


Time: ?
Tools: Wire, crystals (of some sort) feathers, inks and markers for colourization.
Reference: =Ancient-Scars's wings

This dreamcatcher is coypright to Aria Keehn, 2011-2012 ShePaintsWithBlood (me) :blackrose:
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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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