As someone who spends a lot of time engaging with people online, I often think about how great it would to extend online commenting out into the greater world. Now, you may be saying to yourself, "What kind of world is greater than the internet?" Well, let me tell you, my internet companion, if you turn away from your computer screen, there is a big wide world out there; a magically tangible world of people and things!

Relax... there is no need to fret!

This transition from the online world into the real world is made easier by these things called "stamps." Like the similarly named "stamp" tool in Photoshop, a stamp allows you to replicate an image over and over in your file (or "environment," as they often call files in the real world). Now you can easily engage in the actual world with the same repetitive and meaningless interaction that would normally exclusively be reserved for the internet. Does it get any better than this?

(on a side note, none of this commenting behavior is encouraged on Instructables.com. Cut it out kids!)

Step 1: Go get stuff:

Picture of Go get stuff:
You will need:

A (totally awesome) Epilog Laser Cutter
High-Quality Laser Rubber
Self Inking Stamp Pads
Corel Draw
A paintbrush
An Exacto knife
bomberman36 years ago
noahw6 years ago
first comment!
MashaV made it!29 days ago

Add fun comment to foto


TechDante2 years ago
these are going intro my must laser run
Uncle Kudzu4 years ago
Great idea!

Note to hand-carvers: you can print your comments in reverse - use a laser printer, not inkjet - and transfer to rubber by placing your print face down on the rubber and rubbing the backside of your laser print with solvent. The laser toner will dissolve a bit and leave toner on the rubber as a guide to carving.
Derin6 years ago
DJ Radio Derin6 years ago
Yandle DJ Radio5 years ago
juanvi Yandle5 years ago
first coment?
Derin DJ Radio5 years ago
EnigmaMax6 years ago
Sandisk1duo6 years ago
if i ever find a person with a laser cutter, i'll make this!
Another thing you can do is find a store, probably staples or another office type company, and you can probably order your custom stamper. I know for a fact you can make one on Shutterfly or Snapfish.
Enter the epilog challenge and you can win a laser cutter of your own!
keyword, can

it is theoretically possible, but i won't win it....
Hey, I see no reason why you couldn't win...of course you will need to enter the contest first!
zenviolin6 years ago
or, you know, you could just cut the letters out yourself with an x-acto knife, which is entirely possible.
lieuwe6 years ago
lol, any sugestions on how i would make those without laser cutter?
Erfunden lieuwe6 years ago
I made stamps before just by drawing my design on one of those pink erasers (remember, lettering has to be backwards!) and carving away with an exacto. It worked pretty good. I used a stamp pad for inking it. One step up from that would be using a block of linoleum and some carving tools from your local craft store.
ChrysN Erfunden6 years ago
One step down would be a potato, I think I did that in grade 5 art class. Just cut it in half and cut out your letters.
two steps down?
True, I meant to say one step down from the linoleum, well maybe several steps down, it's quite primitive.
caitlinsdad6 years ago
Awww, I thought this was a new feature to respond to topics or instructables offline kinda like when you take your email offline, work with it, and post it back up to sync everything...
same !
Yeah, agreed. I'd call this Instructable "Real-World Commenting" or something.
=SMART=6 years ago
Great ! I NEED one of these
purduecer6 years ago
(on a side not, none of this commenting behavior is encouraged on Instructables.com. Cut it out kids!)

...might want to correct that :-P
Valche6 years ago
nice! any idea for those of us without access to a laser cutter?
PKM Valche6 years ago
Get linoleum, an eraser or similar item, draw your letters on it (reversed) and carve away everything that doesn't look like a "That's what she said". I made christmas cards in school using this technique.
cheat6 years ago
Could you use a strip of old tire?
randofo (author)  cheat6 years ago
It wouldn't be a good idea to laser cut that material.
Amazing! I really want to do this at work. It's too bad they'd know it was me. :P
andycyca6 years ago
I love you. Those pics in the first step are great (specially the "That's what she said" ones). You should consider expanding this to other comments (WIN, FAIL, LOLCat-like or twitter @replies) Very good idea sir. Congrats on this instructable
benthekahn6 years ago
I tried this commenting technique to comment this instructable, but now the comment shows up on all web pages I go to! What do I do? btw, it says "Fail" of that helps.
greensteam6 years ago
For a similar philosophical starting point leading to a different outcome, see http://www.instructables.com/id/Offline_Mechanical_Steampunkers_Blog/
gmjhowe6 years ago
I saw these recently, was that you? Great work, i would use the FAIL one, to stamp on people heads, or the back of their hands.
jeff-o gmjhowe6 years ago
A FAIL stamp would certainly come in handy. FTW would be great, too!
bumpus jeff-o6 years ago
Thanks! I have been looking all over for a fail stamp! Cheers, Mspark400