Watch Parts Spider No 112
created May 13, 2020

Spider No 112 was made with recycled watch parts and repurposed electrical wire.


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. The wire spool abdomen is createdwith several gears, cogs, balance wheels, plates, and watch strap springs and features recycled electrical wire hand wound on two separate spools.  Cut watch gears are added to a balance wheel to create the pincers.

 

Spider No 112 measures 56mm wide by 75mm 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.

 

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For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at http://www.amechanicalmind.comSculptures have been featured on NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/02/11/171734095/what-is-it-about-emilyDaily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246575/Justin-Gershenson-Gates-turns-creepy-crawlies-works-art-using-old-watches-bulbs.htmlColossal: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11/mechanical-arthropods-and-insects-made-from-watch-parts-and-light-bulbs/and CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552779-1/artist-creates-stunning-insects-from-old-watch-parts/

 

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Watch Parts Spider No 112 Clockwork Mechanical Arthropod Steampunk Gift

$250.00Price
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