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Watch Parts Scorpion No 13 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Scorpion No 13 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 122 5 Watch Parts Dragonfly No 27 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Dragonfly No 27 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 134 2 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 49 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 49 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 193 5 Watch Parts Wasp No 6 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Wasp No 6 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 237 6 Watch Parts Mantis No 48 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Mantis No 48 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 240 5 Articulated Watch Parts Creatures Septem, Hex (II) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creatures Septem, Hex (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 84 1 Articulated Watch Parts Creatures Septem and Hex by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creatures Septem and Hex :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 90 3 Watch Parts Dragonfly No 26 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Dragonfly No 26 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 171 3 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 138 4 Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 47 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 156 3 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' (III) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' (III) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 132 1 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' (Scale) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' (Scale) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 501 18 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Hex' :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 175 4 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (III) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (III) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 458 13 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (II) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 150 3 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 194 10
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Watch Parts Scorpion No 13
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Mechanical Scorpion No 13
Completed 7/11/17

A Scorpion sculpture made completely out of recycled watch parts. The body is made from antique watch faces (dials) that have been cut, shaped, sanded and soldered together via a watch winding spring into body segments. The tail is also made with watch dials that have been soldered onto a watch spring. The stinger is a watch winding stem fastened to a cut dial.The pincers and pincer arms are from watch plates and gears. The legs are made of strap springs, along with small watch stems for the feet.

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: 56mm wide by 76mm front to back 45mm tall He comes with a 4" 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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Watch Parts Dragonfly No 27
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Dragonfly No 27
Completed October 9, 2018

This is a one of a kind, handmade mechanical Dragonfly made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His wings are made from an antique watch dial that is over 100 years old that has been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes, along with a balance wheel and gear for both structure and embellishment.

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

His body is a couple of watch plates and balance wheels soldered to a strap string at the thorax.

His head is a cut, sanded and shaped watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes.

He alights on a recycled brass rod base that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.

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.

His dimension are 58mm wide, 40mm front to back, 54mm tall. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 49
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Mantis No 49
Completed 9.27.2018

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

Her body is made out of watch strap springs and a clear Christmas light bulb.

Her wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

Her head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as her eyes.

Her 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.

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.

Mantis No 49 measures 26mm wide by 40mm tall by 50mm long. She comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Watch Parts Wasp No 6
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Wasp No 6 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real arthropod 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 Wasp, two watch plates are domed and soldered together with watch strap springs, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. Different gears, balance wheels and plates provide structural stability and embellishment. The wings are cut and sanded watch faces, attached to the body by watch strap springs and stems. The head is made by cutting, sanding and shaping a watch dial, to which eyes made from brass winding crowns are soldered. A clear 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 and wing assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the creature stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Wasp No 6 measures 37mm wide by 47mm front to back by 23mm 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 Mantis No 48
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Mantis No 48
Completed 9.18.18

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

Her body is made out of watch strap springs and a clear Christmas light bulb.

Her wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

Her head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as her eyes.

Her 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.

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.

Mantis No 48 measures 25mm wide by 40mm tall by 53mm long. She comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
Colossal: www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11…
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Justin Gershenson-Gates
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
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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LioRedRosia Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowie your little watch-creatures there are astonishingly adorable and fascinating at the same time! I've always loved such handcrafted beings and yours in specific could really appear in a steampunk based movie or story! Every little creature being unique in their own structure it's really really fun to look and explore the fine work you've done on each of them!

Keep up you wonderful work there, darling!
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AnimalAutumn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! 
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RachelNealesArt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018   General Artist
Happy Birthday! I hope you had a good day!
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Hyurikken Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
Happy Birthday!! :)
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jcieph3 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Happy bday!
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dykroon-chan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
Happy birthday =)
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CaroFrescoDolceFlata Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! birthday cake 
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018   Artist
Happy Birthday!!!Birthday Cake :balloon: 
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!  I hope you have one that's as awesome as you are!!!!!!!!
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