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Watch Parts Spider No 100 (II) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 100 (II) by AMechanicalMind
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Watch Parts Spider No 100
created March 7, 2019

Spider No 100 was made with recycled watch parts and recycled speaker wire.

In order to create the legs, twenty-four watch spring bars and sixteen watch winding stems are 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.

To make the body of the spider, nine spring bars have been cut and soldered together.  To this assembly are added a few different watch plates and balance wheel assemblies for structure and embellishment.  The abdomen was made by wrapping speaker wire around a couple assemblies
made from watch train gears and balance wheels.

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 100 measures 57mm wide by 50mm front to back by 21mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Each 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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:iconjacobpotts1836:
JacobPotts1836 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!
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:iconuniversumnewhorizont:
Universumnewhorizont Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
Good
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconfancywolfart:
fancywolfart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
Dude that’s cool
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconfancywolfart:
fancywolfart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
And it’s from watch parts that’s insane
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:iconwindwalker44:
Windwalker44 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just when I thought spiders couldn't be any weirder.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haahaaaa
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:iconbrdpirateman:
BrDPirateMan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
That is the coolest spider I've ever seen. I love how all of the different parts come together. Bonus points for the roll of copper wire at the back; makes it look even more like a real spider!

Great job on this one!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I had to do something a bit more special for the 100th of these guys.
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:iconryannerd:
ryannerd Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
Infuse this with radiation and have it bite someone to see if they get superpowers.
Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, I like that. Thanks so much for commenting!
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:iconk12e:
K12E Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019
what watch have copper wire? just question :)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know this is a cheeky question, as I neglected to put it in the title (but it is clearly in the description that there is recycled speaker wire used), but quartz watches both past and present do use a copper wire coil in their mechanisms to produce an alternating magnetic field for the stepper motor. So yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
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:iconk12e:
K12E Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
educational
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:icongandhiclone:
GandhiClone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
god forbid it bite ya...
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha!
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:iconjewelbeatlefairie:
JewelBeatleFairie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Can it walk?
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not yet, it isn't quite alive, but you can scoot it along yourself and make squeaky spider noises. Seriously, though, it is a static sculpture.
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:icondreamingcloudofstars:
DreamingCloudOfStars Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really cool!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconluckilyluckiness:
LuckilyLuckiness Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really AWESOME ! :) wery inspiring <3
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much for looking and commenting!
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