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Watch Parts Spider No 96
created August 29, 2018

Spider No 96 was made with recycled watch parts and a blue automotive bulb.

In order to create the legs, sixteen watch spring bars and twenty-four 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 for structure. An automotive bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.  Antique European watch balance wheels provide stability and decoration to the bulb.

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 96 measures 51mm wide by 45mm front to back by 19mm 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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:icondarkevitrum:
DarkeVitrum Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are always so cool
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:iconkanago:
KanaGo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous, even if a bit intimidating)
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:iconrachelnealesart:
RachelNealesArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018   General Artist
I love this spider! The legs are really cool.
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:iconlunzey:
Lunzey Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Student
I hate spiders but this is cool
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:icontemart2007:
temart2007 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  New Deviant
Me at first: Umm a spider how did it make trending * clicks on photo
Me after :WOAH HOW DA FUGH
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:iconshakkarim:
Shakkarim Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Student General Artist
Unbelievable
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:iconlouvan:
Louvan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How beautiful, 
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:iconchiseqo:
ChiseQO Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist
this looks extremely pretty, good job :o
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:iconmykola1985:
mykola1985 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
loving it!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconpaladin-durian:
Paladin-Durian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Cool :D kinda looks like something you would find at the SCP foundation!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
I had to look that up, and glad I've learned a new something for today.  "A fictional organization documented by the web-based collaborative fiction project of the same name."  Brain hurts now.
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:iconpaladin-durian:
Paladin-Durian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
heh =P (Razz) give it a read its like spook stories but written in "Scientific research notes" if that makes any sense :) 
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:iconkvacm:
kvacm Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So cool! 
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icondejavu714:
DejaVu714 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Can those legs actually move???
I want it!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
They don't, but again, cool as a static piece!
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:iconthetruedjelectro:
TheTrueDJELECTRO Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Wow
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconjabroyles:
jabroyles Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Photographer
Very cool looking!!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconsomeday-tokay:
Someday-Tokay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spooky! I don't like spiders generally, but this one I can make an exception for!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
At least these don't crawl around and get in your shoes.  Thanks for looking!
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:iconspotetal:
SpotEtal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artist
I love it
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconghost-studio-devs:
Ghost-Studio-Devs Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
love
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really appreciate it!
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:iconnecron74:
NECRON74 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Wow!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmichaeljohnmorris:
MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Kinda cute. :)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!  Odd how a spider can be cute, right?!
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:iconmichaeljohnmorris:
MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Not if it's a jumping spider! ^^
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BluejaySymphony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Then you should totally buy this awesome watch spider with that money and stop wasting our //time//
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:iconimdraproc:
Imdraproc Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
The choice of a blue orb for the abdomen is really nice, the legs and chelicerae are neatly made, and I like the work you put into giving the spider its eyes. 
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for such a great comment!  Blue is my favorite for these guys, and love the challenge of making all the leg parts and pieces.  Eyes are tedious to solder, but come out pretty well, so thank you!
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:icondgold123:
DGold123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
cool~!:)

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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconbooakaisha:
BooAkaisha Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
this looks cool, but kinda scary, bacause it head looks like it has guns...ouch
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Never guns, and all I make is friendly, even if they sometimes look evil-ish.  Thanks so much for looking!
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:iconjulichi-chan:
Julichi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Och god, awesome! It looks like something from steampunk/horror movie!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  A steampunk horror sounds perfect.
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:icontatuas:
Tatuas Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Cool (as ever!)
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks as always!
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:iconraivenfox:
RaivenFox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
I don't like spiders.  But this one is cool.
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:iconel-serran:
El-serran Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Woooow amazing! Normaly I don’t like spiders.... but in your art, I love them ! :D
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  Always the best type of comment!
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:iconthe-exiled-muse:
the-exiled-muse Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
I'm imagining those little holes in the front being spouts for shooting fire or poison.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Form and function in one!  
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