Watch Parts Spider No 104
created June 13, 2019
Spider No 104 was made with recycled watch parts and a red automotive bulb.
In order to create the legs, twenty-four watch spring bars and eight 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, seven watch jewels have been soldered to a gear which has been attached to several watch spring barrels. To this assembly are added a few different watch plates for structure and embellishment. Pincers have been created with a watch balance wheels and cut brass gears. An automotive 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 104 measures 65mm wide by 75mm 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. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.
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