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Watch Parts Dragonfly No 23 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Dragonfly No 23 by AMechanicalMind
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Dragonfly No 23
Completed January 26, 2017

This is a one of a kind, handmade clockwork Dragonfly made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His wings are made from antique silver and gold toned watch dials that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes, along with a balance wheel and gear for both structure and embellishment.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using silver bearing solder.

His body is a couple of watch plates and balance wheels soldered to a strap string at the thorax.

His head is a cut, sanded and shaped watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes.

He alights on a model railroad track base that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.

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.

His dimension are 81mm wide, 62mm front to back, 74mm tall. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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skipshot Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I bet you're going to regret selling that one.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I always do!  I wish I could keep a collection going...this is probably my favorite dragonfly so far.
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skipshot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Nodds.
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Vilk42 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Rhubarb-Pizza Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Wow and amazing.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Submitted on
January 26, 2017
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Camera Data

Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LX100
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jan 26, 2017, 3:47:03 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.0 (Windows)