Jack Qiao is an innovative college student studying systems engineering. He has developed an interesting sign making business to fund his studies and further projects.
His website Carveit, includes an online tool so that customers can order their customized signs, which Jack then carves using his machine.
He built his machine using plans from Build your own cnc (a great resource for first-time builders), and using parts from home depot. The machine works by first loading the pattern into the computer, the router carves out the letters using a V-shaped bit. After carving, it is painted or oiled.