Steampunk Spider

Back in 2017 I worked on some insects and a spider with Steampunk designs. My plan was to mount them together in a frame in order to make a Steampunk bug box.  In this blog a Steampunk Spider was made from brass rod, antique clock parts and a large aluminum tea ball.

This creature was mostly fabricated from scratch. The leg segments were milled from 1/4 inch brass rod. Each segment was milled with a slot on one end and a 1/8 inch tab on the other. Both then had holes drilled into them. The tabs fit into the slots and are held in place by a screw through the holes.. The feet are 1/8 by 1/4 inch brass tapered to a near point and drilled on the wide end. These slide into the slots at the end of the legs and are again held by brass screws. The thorax was made from a 1/4 brass plate cut, drilled and threaded to shape. A fake gear box was added to the top of the thorax. It included a winding key from an old clock. This only makes it look like you can wind it up. The abdomen is the large tea ball mounted to the thorax. This spider is about  8 inches long with a leg span of about 10 inches.

Steampunk Spider N

You can see other creatures below:

Metal Butterfly

The Beetle Steampunk Style

Steampunk Wasp Sculpture

Technology Imagined Homepage

Published by jeffreysodemann

56 year old male.

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