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Hanging Spider No 1 by AMechanicalMind Hanging Spider No 1 by AMechanicalMind
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Hanging Clockwork Spider No 1
completed January 16, 2016

Hanging Spider No 1 was made completely with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb, and is held together with lead free silver bearing solder.

In order to create the legs, many watch band springs must be 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. Each side of four legs is then soldered together at the base, forming what looks like a claw.

To make the body of the spider, several watch strap springs were soldered together, and then covered with two watch plates. Then, a clear recycled automotive light bulb has been attached to this assembly. This spider has pincers made from a cut balance wheel.

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 have implied movement. It looks as though she is alive and descending on her silk. Her spider silk is created with recycled copper speaker wire.

Hanging Spider No 1 measures 48mm wide, by 58mm top to bottom, by 25mm deep.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. This sculpture comes with a 30" wire for attaching the spider to a stationary object. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

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Vosz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Incredible work, great inspiration and beauty
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016   General Artist
So cute ^-^
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Muircat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016   General Artist
Wow, this is so cool! I love the concept. =)
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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Neuro13 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Very creative !:3
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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AspenTheEmoKitty Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a super cool and imaginative craft! 
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for looking and commenting!
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