Watch Parts Spider No 111
created February 19, 2020
Spider No 111 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive bulb.
In order to create the legs, 24 watch strap springs 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. Each leg is embellished with 2 more winding stems for added stiffness and detail.
To make the body of the spider, several watch strap springs were soldered together, which are then sandwiched between two watch plates. An automotive bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires, and to this is added a couple of dapped date wheels, spring barrel caps, and balance weehsl. Watch gears are added to a cut balance wheel to create the pincers.
Spider No 111 measures 62mm wide by 80mm front to back by 21mm tall.All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, beyong the watch barrel caps on the lightbulb with are added with an epoxy. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.
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