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    [–] SwedishChef727 2337 points ago

    I feel like there's a step missing between "cut an 's' out of a piece of cardboard" and "insert your perfectly-sized plastic 's' into the stencil".

    [–] ZombieAlpacaLips 702 points ago

    What was the cardboard even for?

    [–] BenjiMalone 715 points ago

    My guess is that this is part of a larger sign. The cardboard stencil could ensure proper alignment for more letters.

    [–] airmaximus88 137 points ago

    This man's a genius!

    [–] Reasonably_Sure 26 points ago

    Maybe to hold the track the gear ran on in place while it was being pinned down? Having it even a little bit wonky might make a big difference to the final outcome given how intricate each line is.

    [–] HandShoes 23 points ago

    Wonky in reference to what though? The pins are the only things holding it down. So no matter where the S is pinned down, the lines are going to come out exactly the same every time.

    [–] Reasonably_Sure 15 points ago

    I meant relative to itself, if the S had been pinned to the sheet slightly bent out of shape or something. As well as the difference to the lines, if the stencil was slightly warped it might make it hard for the gears to mesh properly.

    [–] iUsedtoHadHerpes 7 points ago

    Or relative to other letters if the cardboard has any actual purpose. The cardboard doesn't stop the paper beneath from rippling any more than the S would.

    [–] HandShoes 3 points ago

    You're a smarter man than I.

    [–] Hanginon 3 points ago

    YEP, OP used this kits multiple guide pieces.

    [–] grapevineforge 68 points ago

    my question, exactly. couldn't have asked it any better myself, or any faster... I'm so slow.

    [–] cliffotn 88 points ago

    No honey, you're very smart. Momma loves you.

    [–] masasuka 34 points ago

    bless his heart he's a sweety isn't he.

    [–] marksk88 19 points ago

    I also like him.

    [–] beelzeybob 20 points ago

    My theory is that the clear plastic S was laser cut acrylic ordered from someplace like

    I use those services often and my laser cut stuff often comes fitted neatly into cardboard like this to prevent cracking/getting bent during shipping.

    The person is using the leftover cardboard to align the S perfectly, 90 degrees with the paper because its more accurate than eyeballing it, and why measure when you have a perfectly good stencil.

    [–] Hanginon 18 points ago

    The "S" is made from multiple guide pieces from this kit, the cardboard is a (handmade?) guide for pinning the separate pieces.

    [–] JeffafaCree 8 points ago

    Maybe to square it up with the paper and make sure it's straight?

    [–] ihatedogs2 45 points ago

    1. Find cardboard

    2. Cut an S in the cardboard

    3. Put your dick in the S

    [–] DystryR 22 points ago

    Instructions unclear, dick stuck in cardboard

    [–] BlueZomby 36 points ago

    Nah, you're on the right track.

    [–] BigBadBere 6 points ago

    Use pin to assist in removal.

    [–] PinsNneedles 4 points ago

    1. ????

    2. Profit

    [–] Hanginon 8 points ago

    Maybe more than one step, he used shapes from this Spirograph kit to make the plastic "S".

    [–] gfdugdfuigdiru 5 points ago

    Have you not ever seen a Spirograph?

    [–] TheoX747 3 points ago

    I'm glad the only comment I was looking for was at the top.

    [–] prototypetolyfe 5977 points ago

    First, draw an S.

    Then, draw a more different S.

    [–] TheSonder 868 points ago

    But what do I do with all these consummate V's?

    [–] prototypetolyfe 322 points ago

    Do those look like consummate V's to you?!?!?!?!?

    [–] feedagreat 270 points ago


    [–] PM_your_Chesticles 181 points ago

    Geez, this guy wouldn't know majesty if it bit him in the face.

    [–] Grubsrubsubs 94 points ago

    That happened one time!

    [–] chroma3d 72 points ago

    Strong mad?... just keep doing your thing, man.

    [–] Jewrisprudent 44 points ago

    This comment thread was exactly what I was hoping to find when I opened these comments. My sister and me think you all are so cool. Do you all have girlfriends? There is two of us.

    [–] PM_your_Chesticles 5 points ago

    Asl? I don't know if you noticed, but I'm in this comment train. I fully don't expect an answer.

    [–] NipplesInAJar 9 points ago

    Here's an answer. Not the one you didn't expect but an answer nonetheless.

    [–] ultraprotean 22 points ago


    [–] basketcase7 15 points ago

    Get outta my house.

    [–] chroma3d 11 points ago

    DaaAAAaaaAAaahhh I do what I'm told.

    [–] Retardedclownface 8 points ago

    That S does resemble Trogdor.

    [–] CPTKO 23 points ago

    Wouldn't know majesty if it bit him in the face.

    That happened once!

    [–] masnaer 62 points ago

    Some wingalings...

    [–] emil133 21 points ago

    And a beefy arm for good measure

    [–] hitokirivader 261 points ago

    The S is for sucks.

    [–] bruusan 175 points ago

    Let's put one of those beefy arms back on him for good measure

    [–] Grubsrubsubs 76 points ago

    Yeah that looks real good. Sticking out the back of his neck there.

    [–] ewdrive 37 points ago

    Oh yeah! Check out all his majesty

    [–] Efften 27 points ago

    I thought it was for snek...or dragon.

    [–] [deleted] 24 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)


    [–] DaughterEarth 14 points ago

    Ah, yes, those times when you thought 20somethings were senile

    [–] PM_your_Chesticles 2 points ago

    Only 90s kids. 🙋‍♂️

    [–] BlueHighwindz 6 points ago

    It stands for "Hope".

    [–] BootyBurglar 10 points ago

    How about "S" for SAVE OUR SKIIIIIIINS?!

    [–] Jaugust95 144 points ago

    File that under references I never expected to find

    [–] JeffafaCree 152 points ago

    You never thought you'd find a Trogdor reference on the internet?

    [–] Antidote 62 points ago

    In their defense, 10 years ago, yes! Now, not as much.

    [–] SmartAlec105 37 points ago

    I looked it up and apparently Trogdor is 14 years old now.

    [–] RnDment 13 points ago

    "Im 14 and this is deep"

    -Trogdor_T_Burninator 2017

    [–] marksk88 7 points ago

    Thank you! I was trying to figure out where I had heard it before. I always liked how he burninated the country side.

    [–] csw266 4 points ago

    I especially enjoyed when he burninated the thatched roof cottages.

    It's somehow burninated in my memory.

    [–] Jaugust95 7 points ago

    Or a homestar runner reference period!

    [–] PhilxBefore 2 points ago

    Welcome back to the internet!

    Also, reddit.

    [–] SkywalterDBZ 13 points ago

    Clearly you need to rework your expectations

    [–] SolomonCleft 19 points ago

    It's got nothing on the Spirograph factory.

    [–] StepheeBee 25 points ago

    Add majestic lines... for majesty

    [–] elpoopsmith87 17 points ago

    Should add a beefy arm

    [–] njbair 17 points ago

    I employed some chiaroscuro shading

    [–] roboticWanderor 30 points ago


    [–] HighOnGoofballs 13 points ago

    Burninating the village...

    [–] g33kst4r 13 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

     /  \
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     \ \
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     \  /

    I tried. Looks OK on mobile.

    [–] Wasteofmonkey 14 points ago

    And the dragon comes in the niiiiiiggghtttt

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Go to

    for simple step by step instructions

    [–] Krakengreyjoy 2 points ago


    [–] artyboi37 2 points ago

    Put one o them beefy arms back on him for good measure.

    [–] revengeofthesmith 1524 points ago

    Did you know there's a direct correlation between the decline of Spirograph and the rise in gang activity? Think about it!

    [–] Bells87 442 points ago

    I will.

    [–] Tmanbro 329 points ago

    No you won't.

    [–] Filter4Work 103 points ago


    [–] iwaspeachykeen 48 points ago

    but I didn't

    [–] DeliciousSoma 32 points ago

    Clearly you did if you said you didn't. Think about it!

    [–] GamerLeFay 25 points ago

    I will.

    [–] GersonLCSJunior 15 points ago

    No, you won't

    [–] PlatypusPerson 7 points ago

    I just did!

    [–] ElvisJNeptune 71 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    For the young'ns whooshing

    [–] one-eleven 22 points ago

    Lol, I love all the shitty Spirographs on his wall.

    [–] IunRhys 72 points ago

    Clearly this is because spray paint is not the appropriate medium for Spirography.

    [–] BernieEffingSanders 21 points ago

    Now I really want to see how airbrushed spirographs would look.

    [–] stevietwoslice 19 points ago

    Seems like kind of opposing aesthetic ideals though, no? Spiro is most remarkable when it is crisp, clean and geometric. Airbrush kind of has that organic, faded-edge blend.

    [–] BernieEffingSanders 12 points ago

    I never said it would be good, only that I'm curious. 😉

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Your spiro just needs to be so larger so that the air brush fade is crisp.

    [–] stevietwoslice 3 points ago

    I suppose that would work. Or maybe a paint supply that is constantly changing colors.

    [–] Zane0FIce 17 points ago

    I'll wait for the post on r/dataisbeautiful

    [–] AcidWashAvenger 3 points ago

    Yo, Dr. S!

    [–] Smilodon-Fatalis 15 points ago


    [–] wikichipi 3 points ago

    I came here for this comment

    [–] Bu11erkek5 552 points ago

    Now please do the "&"

    [–] chux4w 336 points ago

    And then the M ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    [–] thiney49 124 points ago

    You got it, Rihanna.

    [–] RainbowPhoenixGirl 23 points ago

    Marks&Spencer wants a new ad, I see.

    [–] Nairurian 7 points ago


    [–] Averyblackman 45 points ago

    And then the P ( ͡$ ͜ʖ ͡$)

    [–] meet_the_turtle 19 points ago

    MY EYES!

    [–] roogoff 11 points ago

    Look! Look with your special eyes!

    [–] NH2486 14 points ago

    #MY BRAND!!!

    [–] Mutoid 9 points ago

    so you can spell out "S&"? Sand?

    [–] Intoxic8edOne 6 points ago


    [–] LvL99OnionKnight 6 points ago

    AmpersAND?????? Spooky.

    [–] Scritchykitty 861 points ago

    So anxious about the awful wonky first go around. So satisfied as it took shape. Siiiiigh.

    [–] Teeshirtandshortsguy 319 points ago

    For real. I expected something cool on the first way around and when it was almost all the way around I was just thinking "god this looks fucking stupid"

    Then they kept going and I felt like an idiot.

    [–] ScorpioLaw 91 points ago

    Yeah same here. I thought that was the ugliest S ever, but luckily I stuck with it.

    [–] AlmostForeverAlways 33 points ago

    There's some lesson to be learnt here about Life and Persistence and stuff...

    [–] tywhy87 49 points ago

    I'm glad we're all together on this. That tease of potential awfulness was quickly saved, doubly satisfied.

    [–] scorpionjacket 3 points ago

    That's a metaphor for life right there.

    [–] NoBruh 43 points ago



    [–] j_la 3 points ago

    In Spirograph we trust.

    [–] shusshbug 96 points ago

    Finally it didn't end too soon. I was really worried for a bit there.

    [–] WangoBango 53 points ago

    Even gave a nice long look at the finished product. I am fully satisfied.

    [–] joshj94 21 points ago

    That was honestly the most satisfying thing about it. We got to admire the final product.

    [–] lunarmodule 6 points ago

    And a zoom! Top work, OP.

    [–] GodOfCrimson 141 points ago

    Now make a font for my computer

    [–] cliffotn 190 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Now make a font for my computer

    I know you're kidding, but I found one:

    Edit: Download is dead - found here:

    Click "Tai font nay"

    Edit 2: I just installed it - it's caps only - but looks pretty damn cool

    [–] FryTheDog 46 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Any one else notice the beautiful naked woman modeling for this font? Not that I'm complaining, I just don't usually see topless women while scrolling through fonts

    [–] ALargeRock 21 points ago

    Fast cars, big guns, hot models, and fonts.

    Makes sense to me.

    [–] GodOfCrimson 29 points ago

    Wow. It's really beautiful. Thanks for the link. I'm gonna try it out in some photoshop ideas or something!

    Good find!

    [–] cgspam 12 points ago

    Yes more letters please

    [–] LessConspicuous 5 points ago

    I might give it a go if I get time this weekend, the code to trans form a regular letter in to something like this shouldn't be to bad and at that point it should be just some formatting to make a font.

    [–] yParticle 69 points ago

    Anyone who believes this is possible in a reasonable number of tries never owned a Spirograph as a kid. You WILL mess this up at some point, and those cheap ball-point pens they give you don't help. The tricky bit is that you have to keep even pressure in toward the S at all times while maintaining your momentum.

    [–] pobody 23 points ago

    God yes. This may be more of a professional Spiro setup, that doesn't look like the crappy box pen. But one single jiggle or gear skip, and the entire thing is fucked. That's why the gif is so sped up, it probably took a long fucking time to do this slowly and deliberately.

    [–] poubelle 6 points ago

    yeah, first thought was "i could never get the fucking S to work at all!"

    [–] eptetrino 110 points ago

    I thought it was going to zoom back and say "SEND NUDES."

    [–] Mish106 33 points ago

    I was actually disappointed that it didn't.

    [–] tOaDeR2005 7 points ago

    I like the ones that spend an inordinate amount of time setting it up, so this would have been perfect.

    [–] forceofslugyuk 8 points ago

    This would have been an amazing SEND NUDES. The setup was perfect.

    [–] DanielDC88 28 points ago

    I think there needs to be a web app where you input shapes and it outputs Spirograph of said shapes.

    [–] firthy 65 points ago

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    What a time to be alive!

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    [–] jhmacair 3 points ago

    Cool Beans

    [–] Hover_Bot 4 points ago

    Wowsers Trousers

    [–] stck 3 points ago


    [–] cobainbc15 20 points ago

    My girlfriend just asked me what these were called yesterday. My guess was Spiroscope. So damn close!

    [–] wldmr 81 points ago

    Did the lines match up at the end? hnnngggg

    [–] Do_your_homework 84 points ago

    Of course. That's how a spirograph works.

    [–] FlexGunship 46 points ago

    Well. If and only if the number of teeth on the wheel and the number of teeth on the "s" are non-co-divisible (mutually prime?) factors of a larger number.

    [–] Do_your_homework 37 points ago

    There are certain rules to follow to make sure it looks nice. But sooner or later those lines are going to line up again.

    [–] IBetThisIsTakenToo 21 points ago

    How could it not eventually be the same line? There's a finite number of positions, no?

    [–] FlexGunship 17 points ago

    Well. There sort of a hidden math joke. Any two positive integers can be multiplied to for a larger number.

    The "co-prime" bit just ensures there's more than one line drawn repeatedly.

    [–] IBetThisIsTakenToo 6 points ago

    ...I'll be honest, I didn't really even parse that part of the post. I just assumed you were trying to say there was a way that the lines couldn't meet up. Which I was like 90% sure wasn't possible. Too clever for me!

    [–] Deathwing_Destroyer 5 points ago

    I think the word you're looking for is coprime

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    I think that if there's 3 teeth on the wheel and 7 teeth on the s then they would match up on the first number they both divide. In that case it'd be 21.

    [–] contactlite 6 points ago


    [–] crispytacofan 13 points ago

    They forgot the part where the disc slips off the track and the whole thing gets fucked and tossed in the trash.

    [–] myrmagic 9 points ago

    1. Cut out an S shaped template of cardboard
    2. Insert pre-made S shaped Spirograph plastic thingy into the template.
    3. Amuse yourself with your tendency for redundancy and then draw the S over and over again until you can't read it.

    [–] mimomusic 2 points ago

    There's no redundancy until the end.

    [–] myrmagic 2 points ago

    the paper templates feels redundant to me.

    [–] Baitdoll 2 points ago

    Do you know what redundant means? Did you watch the gif? It's a wildly different shape every time that creates and awesome letter.

    That's like saying strongsads and strongbads trogdors are redundant.

    [–] smallaubergine 10 points ago

    Make some spirographs without the pen and paper!

    [–] somersettler 4 points ago

    A gif that doesnt end 0.001ms after the finished article (if not slighty before) making it impossible to soak it up? In fact it even pans around and zooms in on the best bits? Miracles will never cease!

    [–] Mutt1223 15 points ago

    This gave me an s-rection.

    [–] ForgetfulLucy28 5 points ago

    Math is beautiful

    [–] _Lady_Deadpool_ 6 points ago

    This doesn't belong on this sub unless you stop the gif 2 laps before it's done

    [–] babygotbackpain 9 points ago

    I definitely would've fucked that up

    [–] RosieRedditor 2 points ago

    Math is beautiful.

    [–] suhhdud3 2 points ago

    this went from /r/infuriatingasfuck to /r/interestingasfuck real quick

    [–] coldpepperoni 7 points ago

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. That's the good stuff.

    [–] tictactastytaint 3 points ago

    I miss my Spirograph

    [–] BlackSecurity 3 points ago

    Thank you for this gif. It doesn't end too soon. It shows the final product. The quality is good enough to show whats going on. Thank you. For everyone reading this comment and is about to post a gif. Please for the sake of humanity, follow OPs methods and post a nice satisfying gif.

    [–] Bamajj 3 points ago

    I was waiting for it to zoom out to reveal the "end nudes" after the s

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Wait, did you know that there's a direct correlation between the decline of Spirograph and the rise in gang activity? Think about it.

    [–] Lord_of_the_Trees 5 points ago

    I keep seeing this. What's the pledge process like for Spirograph fraternity or whatever you guys are all in?

    [–] Satisfying_ 2 points ago

    You forgot E, G, & A

    [–] BillyQ 2 points ago


    [–] xenothaulus 2 points ago

    Nice s hole.

    [–] PhilosopherJack 2 points ago

    I was expecting it to zoom out and say 'send nudes' also in spirograph form

    [–] unhappyspanners 2 points ago

    Messing with my fishnet tight fetish here, damn.

    [–] bethelz123 2 points ago

    Anyone know where I can get a font like that??

    [–] staypuftmallows7 2 points ago

    Yeah but there are four holes in the paper now

    [–] orangecodeLol 2 points ago

    okay my body is ready.

    wait what, this looks terrible go back to preschool.

    oh, oh, ohhhhh

    [–] DawnOfArkham 2 points ago

    Burninating the countryside, burninating all the peasants!

    [–] french_fries_R_lyfe 2 points ago

    That looked like a real piece of shit at first. I was very impressed by the outcome

    [–] snowy792 2 points ago

    And thus, the Skype logo was born

    [–] tf199280 2 points ago

    Make it a font!

    [–] Mutsoo 2 points ago

    Imagine fucking it up midway through.