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Clockwork Spider No 75 (Queen Spider)
completed June 17, 2016

Spider No 75 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, watch stems and strap 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, along with three different watch plates for stability and embellishment.

An automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base, and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. A rose gold colored watch case embellishes the bulb along with a spring barrel and many watch pins.. This spider has pincers of a cut brass balance wheel and watch plates.

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 75 measures 60mm wide by 54mm 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. This 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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Image details
Image size
3088x3088px 2.93 MB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LX100
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jun 18, 2016, 12:05:02 AM
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gridtakno's avatar
May I use this image in a fantasy rpg?
JUSTsmallME's avatar
I actually don't like spiders, but this is an awesome art.
gridtakno's avatar
I concur. It would make great nano enemy
XxMoonlightWolveXx's avatar
This is so cool. Like holy hecka
EnergyHealingJewelry's avatar
I love the tons of detail!
Evilroboknee's avatar
Totally Awesome!
nikoskap's avatar
Outstanding craftsmanship!
DarkTiara's avatar
Wow, this is amazing! Reading the description was so fascinating too. This is one spider I wouldn't mind being near :D
AMechanicalMind's avatar
Thanks so much for taking the time! I'm a big spider fan myself, but know they aren't for everyone.
Thy-Mixas's avatar
I am a super huge fan of spiders. :stare:
cardenus's avatar
THIS IS SO AMAZING FKJSDFKDSJF
i wish there were more people who could appreciate this!!!
AMechanicalMind's avatar
Thank you!  It will be our little secret for now.
Gio-R's avatar
That's so beautiful! I love it. It has so many little details!
AMechanicalMind's avatar
Thank you!  My favorite so far.
Gio-R's avatar
I can understand why :)
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