Watch Parts Spider No 127
created June 2, 2021
Spider No 127 was made with recycled watch parts and a repurposed automotive bulb.
In order to create the legs, 24 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. To this assembly is attached an automotive light bulb.
The sculpture measures 36mm wide by 37mm front to back by 24mm 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 sculpture comes with a glass dome for display.
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Sculptures have been featured on NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/02/11/171734095/what-is-it-about-emily
Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246575/Justin-Gershenson-Gates-turns-creepy-crawlies-works-art-using-old-watches-bulbs.html
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Mechanical Spider No 127 Watch Parts Recycled Clockwork Steampunk Sculpture
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