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Watch Parts Spider No 104

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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Watch Parts Beetle No 4 (II)

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Description Created 4.1.2019

 

This beetle was completely from recycled watch parts and fastened together with lead-free, silver bearing solder.

 

The head is made from a couple cut, sanded and shaped black watch dials (faces) with brass watch pins for eyes and a cut and bent gear for pincers. Her exoskeleton is an antique watch dial that has been domed and cut with a jeweler's saw into wing shapes. Her abdomen features many different watch plates, gears, bears assemblies, and balance wheels, while her wings are a cut and sanded watch dial. Her legs are made from many different cut watch winding stems.

 

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. Her dimension are 50mm wide, 32mm front to back, 24mm tall.

 

She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

 

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

 

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Watch Parts Beetle No 4
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Description Created 4.1.2019

 

This beetle was completely from recycled watch parts and fastened together with lead-free, silver bearing solder.

 

The head is made from a couple cut, sanded and shaped black watch dials (faces) with brass watch pins for eyes and a cut and bent gear for pincers. Her exoskeleton is an antique watch dial that has been domed and cut with a jeweler's saw into wing shapes. Her abdomen features many different watch plates, gears, bears assemblies, and balance wheels, while her wings are a cut and sanded watch dial. Her legs are made from many different cut watch winding stems.

 

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. Her dimension are 50mm wide, 32mm front to back, 24mm tall.

 

She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

 

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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Watch Parts (and light bulb) Spider No 103 (II)

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Watch Parts Spider No 103
created April 27, 2019

Spider No 103 was made with recycled watch parts and a red automotive bulb.

In order to create the legs, twenty-four 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, six spring bars have been cut and soldered together. 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 103 measures 44mm wide by 44mm front to back by 18mm 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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Sculptures have been featured on NPR: www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
Daily Mail UK: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
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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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E-Ocasio Featured By Owner May 5, 2019   Artist
Beautiful amazing creations. :clap:
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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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