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Spider No 81
Watch Parts, Brass Rod, recycled copper electrical wire, green automotive bulb…

Clockwork Spider No 81
completed January 6, 2017

Spider No 81 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

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, along with a few different watch plates, parts and gears.

An automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base, taped off into an hourglass, painted, and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. The bulb is embellished with cut and bent balance wheels. This spider has pincers of cut and bent brass gears.

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.

The web assembly is hand made from recycled copper electrical wire, brass rod, and solder.

The entire web assembly is an equilateral triangular pyramid with each side measuring 5.5 inches. The spider itself (with is soldered to the web) is 43mm wide, by 45mm front to back, by 15mm tall.

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Image details
Image size
3088x3088px 3.45 MB
Shutter Speed
10/1600 second
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 6, 2017, 3:30:20 AM
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Robot58-Mech's avatar
Awesome close up :D.

12/10 as always :).

Keep it up ;).
patrx's avatar
Wild!  Love it! :D
Michaelnongrum12's avatar
Wow this is amazing.
hairymoss's avatar
I clicked on this thinking it was a real spider at first! Very lively and great proportions- well done!
Darwin-Evolution's avatar
Wow that's a nice idea that you did a web with it, I like it!
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CelesteTheAngel20's avatar
It's very beautiful, I love it :)
AMechanicalMind's avatar
Thank you so much for looking!
The-Last-Phantom's avatar
Amazing crafting!!!

cat face 
dominikanemeth's avatar
it's as delicate as a fine jewelry! very good idea! :)
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