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Watch Parts and Recycled Wire Spider No 92 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts and Recycled Wire Spider No 92 by AMechanicalMind
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Clockwork Spider No 92
completed July 10, 2018

Spider No 92 was made with recycled watch parts and recycled electrical wire.

In order to create the legs, forty-eight 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, along with a couple of watch plates for support. It's abdomen "spool" was created by joining two antique European balance wheels with a watch spring bar. Recycled electrical cord copper wire was then wrapped around this assembly. Two other smaller spools were made with watch bars and wire.

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 86 measures 52mm wide by 50mm front to back by 30mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. This 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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Spottedhyenabr Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student
The copper wires are so awesome in the back of the spider! It really makes your creations become quite unique. Keep the good work!
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Wildfire-of-Mars Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Sinister
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ClintonArts13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  New Deviant
Can u make this into a Pokemon because it would look amazing?
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GoatHorns Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely LOVE spiders and steampunk/clockpunk. This is a truly genius and magnificent combination of the two. I wish I could own the little dude.
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HeartOfGears59 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spiders terrify me, but this would be an arachnid I would be a fan of having! :D
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B-4Sledgehammer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Would it spin a copper web?
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Imdraproc Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Cool clockwork spider.
The use of metal wire for the spider abdomen brings spinnerets to mind, like the long strands of metallic spider webbing are all wrapped up within the spider until it is folded out - a cool idea. 
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Rubie-Gold Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Student General Artist
:spam: 
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MrPhoenyxx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.
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charlaen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Super job. You are so talented
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randomgamingYT4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  New Deviant
does this work ??????
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jabezcrisp Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  New Deviant
This is just amazing!
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:iconjinxes0curses:
jinxes0curses Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
COOOL AF
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:iconkitkatpangolinz:
kitkatpangolinz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ooo coool
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damiangarmendia646 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
really cool, I can see the spike wire web this spider would walk on haha, love it
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Tabbie-Kat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist
That’s so cool
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milk343 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  New Deviant
great pic
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MagooArts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
SPIDER!!!!
*throws shoe at it*
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully terrifying XD
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King-Derp Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
What if it could actually move, then you could put thread in it’s spinner and have a sewing spider
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InkyLore Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
these are incredible just imagine if they could move

wait...

do they ?
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MathTsundere Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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Panasonic
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