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Watch Parts Spider No 122

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Watch Parts Spider No 122
created May 13, 2021

Spider No 122 was made with recycled watch parts and repurposed electrical wire.


In order to create the legs, many watch strap springs and winding stems 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.  These legs are then attached to the body of the spider.  Each leg is embellished with more winding stems and brass bars for added stiffness and detail.

 

To make the body of the spider, several watch strap springs were soldered together, which are then sandwiched between two watch plates. The wire spool abdomen is created with several gears, cogs, balance wheels, plates, and watch strap springs and features recycled electrical wire hand wound onto spools.  Cut watch gears are added to a balance wheel to create the pincers.

 

This sculpture measures 42mm wide by 53mm front to back by 22mm tall.All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly.  All parts are soldered with a lead free silver bearing solder, no glues or resins are used in this piece.  Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.  This spider comes with a glass dome for display.

 

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Image size
2504x2504px 2.09 MB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LX100
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
May 19, 2021, 2:01:44 PM
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Stallnig's avatar

this one's rad.