Watch Parts Spider No 126
created May 19, 2021
Spider No 126 was made with recycled watch parts and repurposed electrical wire.
In order to create the legs, many 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 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 created with several balance wheels and domed spring barrels and features recycled electrical wire hand wound onto this spool assembly. A cut balance wheel to creates the pincers.
This sculpture measures 50mm wide by 45mm front to back by 20mm 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 spider 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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Watch Parts Spider No 126 Recycled Mechanical Clockwork Steampunk Sculpture
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