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Watch Parts Beetles Nos 4, 5, and 6 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetles Nos 4, 5, and 6 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 82 4 Watch Parts Beetles Nos 4, 5, and 6 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Beetles Nos 4, 5, and 6 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 111 0 Watch Parts Spider No 100 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 100 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 361 22 Watch Parts Spider No 100 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 100 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 214 8 Deconstructed Watch Dial Necklaces by AMechanicalMind Deconstructed Watch Dial Necklaces :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 231 6 Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 6 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 6 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 163 5 Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 6 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 6 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 143 2 Watch Parts Praying Mantis 54 Ghost Mantis IV (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis 54 Ghost Mantis IV (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 106 3 Watch Parts Praying Mantis 54 Ghost Mantis IV by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis 54 Ghost Mantis IV :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 132 3 Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 5 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 5 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 286 5 Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 5 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts, DVD Winged Butterfly No 5 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 147 4 Watch Parts Spider No 99 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 99 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 545 41 Watch Parts Praying Mantis 53 Ghost Mantis 3 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis 53 Ghost Mantis 3 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 115 3 Watch Parts Praying Mantis 53 Ghost Mantis 3 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis 53 Ghost Mantis 3 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 121 2 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 52 II by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 52 II :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 122 3 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 52 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 52 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 175 6
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Watch Parts Spider No 100 (II)
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Watch Parts Spider No 100
created March 7, 2019

Spider No 100 was made with recycled watch parts and recycled speaker wire.

In order to create the legs, twenty-four watch spring bars and sixteen watch winding stems are 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.

To make the body of the spider, nine spring bars have been cut and soldered together.  To this assembly are added a few different watch plates and balance wheel assemblies for structure and embellishment.  The abdomen was made by wrapping speaker wire around a couple assemblies
made from watch train gears and balance wheels.

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 100 measures 57mm wide by 50mm front to back by 21mm 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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Watch Parts Spider No 100
buy:  www.amechanicalmind.com/produc…

Watch Parts Spider No 100
created March 7, 2019

Spider No 100 was made with recycled watch parts and recycled speaker wire.

In order to create the legs, twenty-four watch spring bars and sixteen watch winding stems are 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.

To make the body of the spider, nine spring bars have been cut and soldered together.  To this assembly are added a few different watch plates and balance wheel assemblies for structure and embellishment.  The abdomen was made by wrapping speaker wire around a couple assemblies
made from watch train gears and balance wheels.

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 100 measures 57mm wide by 50mm front to back by 21mm 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.

 

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: www.facebook.com/amechanicalmi…

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at www.amechanicalmind.com

 

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Deconstructed Watch Dial Necklaces
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These necklaces were created with vintage watch faces that have been cut into cutaway structures with a jeweler's saw and complemented with various gears and winding stems. All parts are recycled from old and unloved watches, cleaned,
and soldered into place using lead-free silver bearing solder, rather than glues or resins found in many craft items. Each piece at A Mechanical Mind is hand designed and assembled by artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, and each piece is one of a kind, and never to be reproduced exactly.


Each comes on an 18" antiqued silver cable chain with links measuring 1.9mm. A ring clasp secures the necklaces. A longer or shorter chain may be made by request for no additional fee (up to 22").

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Justin Gershenson-Gates
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Chicago, IL I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at jmg@amechanicalmind.com or jmg.amechanicalmind@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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AayushmanK Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your creations are heavenly '>w>
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Shining-Scribe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there! Scribe here to offer you a warm welcome to :iconbeansproutsart:! We really appreciate you joining our brand new group and hope we'll be a fun place for you to share your work and connect with others. We look forward to helping you grow as our group grows. Heart
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23sprime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have there ever been times where a creation hasn't turned out as you wanted?
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Every single time.  I suppose you just have to make due with what you have.
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XxSTAR-GODDESSxX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
I would seriously love to buy some of these.
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XxSTAR-GODDESSxX Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Wow I used to make stuff like this a lot when I was younger I remember I made a Ninja figure with a Katana out of some scraps of metal from the school awnings I got in trouble for it and they took it away claiming it was a "weapon" cause sharp objects.
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Twiitchey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019   Traditional Artist
How expensive are these magnificent creatures to make?
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
They aren't expensive as far as raw materials go, probably around $20.  It's more the time involved, and I can't buy or make any more of that.
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Johan73728 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Hi Justin

How are you? Havent seen your creations in a while?
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Solaresque Featured By Owner Edited Dec 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly admire your work like no other, and applaud your creativity. It really is fantastic. So glad to have found your page.

EDIT: Additionally, if you ever were to sell a piece on Etsy akin to your arachnid/insect sculptures, but in the form of a pendant, I'd be greatly interested in purchasing.
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