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Author Topic: My Clockwork Arachnid  (Read 41320 times)
RivetHead
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« on: July 10, 2007, 06:25:44 pm »

This is a little sculpture I've been working on. It's a brass, clockwork, and painted sculpy spider. I've fashioned it so that three pocket watch keys can fit in the back of its abdomen.


Here's a pic of the spider with its "program keys" :


And, another side view:


As much as I'd like for this to actually work, it doesn't. I don't have that kind of skill. Sad BUT, it's just big enough to fit in the palm of your hand... a pocket watch with legs, if you will.

-Caz
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 06:30:27 pm »

that's really lovely.

now to find a mechanical artificer to make it work for you...
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 06:39:18 pm »

Sweet!  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 06:48:43 pm »

This is a little sculpture I've been working on. It's a brass, clockwork, and painted sculpy spider. I've fashioned it so that three pocket watch keys can fit in the back of its abdomen.


Here's a pic of the spider with its "program keys" :


And, another side view:


As much as I'd like for this to actually work, it doesn't. I don't have that kind of skill. Sad BUT, it's just big enough to fit in the palm of your hand... a pocket watch with legs, if you will.

-Caz



You know, this could come off any number of ways, and so I'll say ahead of time that I don't intend any of the negative ones however...I don't think it's skill you lack...
Maybe patience...

time may equal money, but patience equals quality.

Why not begin making a real clockwork spider and just expect it to take a very long time?
I'm sure you could do it...you can do anything if you are patient enough.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 07:17:43 pm »

you should add pocket watch movement jewels for eyes! that would look cool. awesome work by the way. very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 07:32:29 pm »


Gorgeous. That is absolutely a work of art!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 07:36:23 pm »

the little guy is just wonderful.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2007, 07:52:56 pm »

it really is cool, I just want to see it move.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2007, 08:02:34 pm »

Now that does look really cool. Kind of hunting-spider legs.

I´ve often wondered if the metal sticks in an umbrella could be used as legs for a creature.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2007, 08:45:57 pm »

I think you could have at least made the joints working, looks nice though.

I am making this into a remote control three legged spider. (that doesn't sound right, what should it be called?)

It's really easy to make working joints, you could probably modify yours to have some without much trouble.
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2007, 09:21:31 pm »

Excellent work indeed, maybe one day you will make a working one, until then this is magnificent. Well done.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2007, 09:55:45 pm »

From Deuschemark: You could probably make a business out this chum, while some mechanical creations may be functional, and practical (Haha) they aren't necessarily beautiful, however if you were to design chassis to be fitted around the actual parts, I'm sure many inventors would pay a pretty penny to get a lovely shell.

From Vertfig: I absolutely hate spiders, I think making an autospider is a bad idea mate!
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2007, 10:36:22 pm »

That's really fantastic looking, and I can understand Fantômas's frustration that it's not a moving piece - it just looks so very agile!  I do like it very much, however, and you should be very proud of it.

Would you mind if I posted about it on Brass Goggles at some point soon?
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2007, 10:39:53 pm »

That's really fantastic looking, and I can understand Fantômas's frustration that it's not a moving piece - it just looks so very agile!  I do like it very much, however, and you should be very proud of it.

Would you mind if I posted about it on Brass Goggles at some point soon?

Are you kidding me?!! I would be THRILLED!!!! Thank you!
-Caz
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2007, 10:52:31 pm »

argh!  Ill have to look at this when I get home (DeviantArt is blocked at my work for "Nudity".... are you making NAKED mechanical spiders!!!!  Shocked  Roll Eyes )
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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2007, 12:32:08 am »

You did an execellent job, love how well you did the body of the peice, looks like it was actually cast that way. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2007, 07:10:14 pm »

Fantastic!

Bravo!

You have some talent there.  It looks very menacing (in a good way).  I'd love to replace my
Jolly Chimp
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2007, 10:15:06 pm »

A very nice job! Well done! In what manner did you fabricate the abdominal sections of your arachnid?
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2007, 10:15:34 pm »

Oh that's wonderful, simply wonderful.   Something in the curves reminds me of a Rodney Matthews picture.  Elegant and menacing.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2007, 10:36:25 pm »

I like it! It looks like it's poised ready to spring at some unsuspecting clockwork fly and devour its mainspring.
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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2007, 09:03:20 am »

I think it looks exquisite, keep up the good work.
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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2007, 09:24:43 am »

that doesn't sound right, what should it be called?)

A Trider?   Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2007, 02:57:47 pm »

That is an absolutely marvelous piece. It makes the little mad scientist in me giddy with joy at the idea of an army of those little buggers doing your bidding ^_Q

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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2007, 03:16:58 pm »

Most excellent mate.  I like how it looks very much.
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2007, 10:31:32 pm »

I once had a "Zoid" clockwork spider the movement of which was quite realistic.
I wish I had it now so I could describe the mechanics of it...
Drat and Drat

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