Articulated Watch Parts Creature "Greeper"
created January 25, 2018
Greeper is a fully articulated and poseable imaginary creature sculpture made completely from recycled watch parts. He has been soldered together with lead free, silver bearing solder.
Greeper features a neck that rotates, swivels and tilts, shoulders that swivel, rotate, and tilt, elbows and wrists that swivel and rotate, as well as knees, ankles, and hips that rotate and tilt. He is also able to swivel at his hips and his hands have a grasping, simian grip.
Greeper's outer skin and head are made with watch dials that have been cut and sanded to shape. His interior skeleton is made with many different watch parts. Bones are watch spring bars connected to various wheels and cogs. He has a spine made from watch gears, and 'organs' of watch gears and plates. All of his joints were made with cut spring bars that have been soldered into moveable joints with different axes of twist. Fingers and toes are winding stems.
This sculpture has taken around 40 hours of intricate work to complete.
Greeper stands about 70mm tall.
Watch Parts Spider No 98
created January 14, 2019
Spider No 98 was made with recycled watch parts and a clear automotive bulb.
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 for structure and to give the look of pincers. 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 98 measures 60mm wide by 53mm 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.