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Dragonfly No 27
Completed October 9, 2018

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

His wings are made from an antique watch dial that is over 100 years old that has 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 recycled brass rod 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 58mm wide, 40mm front to back, 54mm tall. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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TheBlacksmith Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
The helicopter of the insect world, and you captured this concept very well. The wheel on the tail helps us associate it with the tail rotor of a helicopter and similarly the wheel on its back corresponds to a helicopter's main rotor.
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Always awesome!
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October 9
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Camera Data

Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LX100
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Oct 9, 2018, 3:40:50 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.0 (Windows)