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Watch Parts and Recycled Wire Spider No 93 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts and Recycled Wire Spider No 93 by AMechanicalMind
Sister to No 92:   Watch Parts and Recycled Wire Spider No 92 by AMechanicalMind

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Clockwork Spider No 93
completed July 11, 2018

Spider No 93 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 93 measures 52mm wide by 50mm front to back by 25mm 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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:iconvinnymartello:
VinnyMartello Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic.
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:iconpoempainter:
poempainter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:spider: Wow! 
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:iconanimatedglitch:
AnimatedGlitch Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is very cool.
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:iconchiefmojo005:
chiefmojo005 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  New Deviant
Somebody's got a lot of spare time.... ;) (Wink) 
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:iconluckyep:
LuckyEP Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
really adorable, until i get the urge to squish it...and yet, adorable!
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:iconwrite-on-time:
Write-on-Time Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
That is marvelous!
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:iconghost-studio-devs:
Ghost-Studio-Devs Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  New Deviant  Writer
you are such a artistic craftsman
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:iconneoncat2015:
Neoncat2015 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
VERY CREATIVE
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:iconvggmaster:
vggmaster Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm left in Awe.
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:iconnilwill:
nilwill Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
The spool of wire is funny and appropriate for a spider. 
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:iconsarahheavenbird:
SarahHeavenBird Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Awesome
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