A Mechanical Mind

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Watch Parts Ant No 6
created October 1, 2019

 

This sculpture was made completely with recycled watch parts and silver bearing solder.  

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real ant’s 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 ant, watch spring barrel covers have been domed with a dapping tool.  These domes are attached to watch spring bars (spring bars hold the watch strap to the watch).  The eyes are made from watch winding crowns, and the pincers are made from a cut watch balance wheel.  

 

This sculpture measures 44mm wide by 39mm front to back by 13mm 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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Watch Parts Ant No 6 Clockwork Mechanical Arthropod Christmas Gift

SKU: ant006
$150.00Price
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