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Watch Parts Spider No 91 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Spider No 91 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 91
created July 9, 2018

Spider No 91 was made with recycled watch parts and a blue automotive bulb.

In order to create the legs, thirty-two watch 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. Each side of four legs is then soldered together at the base, forming what looks like a claw.

To make the body of the spider, several watch strap springs were soldered together. An automotive bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. Watch gears are added as structure support and embellishment, as well as to create the pincers. A jeweled balance bridge adorns the top.

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 91 measures 51mm 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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:iconsisixy:
Sisixy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is actually so fucking cool. Amazimg job
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:iconbeastcrozby:
BeastCrozby Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Its butt produces LIGHT. That makes sense cause bugs are attracted to light XD. I wonder if that was intentional.
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:iconfairydust07:
Fairydust07 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
SO AWESOME!!!!! 80
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconsolobaka:
SoloBaka Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
This is terrifying and fascinating at the same time.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
The best way to be!  Thank for looking!
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:iconcharlaen:
charlaen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconsed:
sed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Very cool :wow:
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconsed:
sed Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
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:iconwolvessasukeneji:
WolvesSasukeNeji Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. I love it. If I had the money I would buy it.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! 
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:iconwolvessasukeneji:
WolvesSasukeNeji Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, different is best!
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:iconglortor:
GLoRToR Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018   General Artist
I spy a spider, der.^
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:iconsoic56:
soic56 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Quel subtilité ! Impressionnant !
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Merci beaucoup!
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:iconminerva-anthen:
Minerva-anthen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this work so mush. That's cool! Well done
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for looking and commenting!
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:iconminerva-anthen:
Minerva-anthen Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome=)
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:iconthe-exiled-muse:
the-exiled-muse Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Wicked. Does the bulb light up like a firefly?
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
One day.  I still haven't worked that bit out yet!
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:iconthe-exiled-muse:
the-exiled-muse Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I look forward to seeing it when you do. This little guy is neat. 

Btw, do your creations get names beside Spider No 91?
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
They sometimes do. I've just found that numbering helps me to be able to see the evolution. Looking back, I wish I had started naming them in the beginning. 93 in may be a little late
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DadPool9902 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Student Filmographer
Ever since I have seen you post a few months ago I have always been intrigued with your sculptures. They are remarkably intricate and seriously awesome.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for following along!  Beyond intricate and awesome, they are remarkably frustrating to make!
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:icondadpool9902:
DadPool9902 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student Filmographer
I can only imagine.
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:icontorx409:
Torx409 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018   Traditional Artist
As both a career automotive technician and a self taught artist who occasionally takes a commission or two, absolutely beautiful work. I've always enjoyed things of a mechanical or steampunk design aesthetic. I know a spider lover who would very much enjoy one of these!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!  We sound quite of like mind.
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:icontorx409:
Torx409 Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
Great minds think alike!:D (Big Grin) 
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:icontobiaserinrodgers:
TobiasErinRodgers Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Nice
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:icontobiaserinrodgers:
TobiasErinRodgers Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
np
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:iconibroshii:
Ibroshii Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats really insane
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm a little insane, really.
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:iconwaterfallynn:
waterfallynn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool!!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconwaterfallynn:
waterfallynn Featured By Owner 14 minutes ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!!!
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:iconmeatychicken:
MeatyChicken Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i pet it
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Surely.  Just watch your fingers.
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:icontobiaserinrodgers:
TobiasErinRodgers Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Same thoooo
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:iconaveryash2:
AveryAsh2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  New Deviant
It's spider from future.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Or a future past.  Or a past future?
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:iconaveryash2:
AveryAsh2 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
I don't know anymore.
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:iconghost-studio-devs:
Ghost-Studio-Devs Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  New Deviant  Writer
love it.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconartgazer12:
ARTgazer12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
One day i will own a piece of your work
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
And I very much hope you do!
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