After noting the ability to spell out Kryptos but aligning the ends of K4, I pieced them together into rings and looked for any revelations that came out of it. I switched lines 2 and 3 after flipping line 2 around. While I was able to align the word Kryptos, not much else was revealed. There are two possible “OS” fragments to use and neither seemed to reveal any other words that might be useful.

This is what it looked like:

Kryptos Cipher Wheel

I made it with several circles of paper with different diameters.

Kryptos Cipher Wheel

Held together by a regular brad.

Kryptos Cipher Wheel

This allowed me to shift the letters around between the rows of K4

Kryptos Cipher Wheel

This made it possible to find the keyword KRYPTOS between the rows. I found 2 possible combinations:

Kryptos Cipher Wheel

Kryptos Cipher Wheel

Kryptos Cipher Wheel

Kryptos Cipher Wheel

I wasn’t 100% convinced it was going to work so I wasn’t too disappointed when the startling solution of K4 was not revealed. It proved my idea and it was fun to do. I think I’ll be content with that much.

Another good attempt and a happy failure of sorts. Back to the drawing board…

Kryptos Fan

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