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Watch Parts Spider No 125

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Watch Parts Spider No 125
created May 18, 2021

Spider No 125 was made with recycled watch parts and repurposed electrical wire.


In order to create the legs, many watch  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.


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 balance wheels, crowns, and a stem and features recycled electrical wire hand wound onto this spool assembly.  A cut balance wheel creates the pincers.


This sculpture measures 39mm wide by 44mm front to back by 18mm 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
2499x2499px 449.39 KB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LX100
Shutter Speed
1/640 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
May 18, 2021, 3:53:46 PM
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