Hack of the Week No.131

Customizable Workshop Sign

We seem to be always getting requests for hack ideas that could be used as a shop sign.  This is another idea for a customizable shop sign that could be used for just about anyone's woodworking shop.  We added the the chain models only to illustrate how it might look hanging outside a shop.

"Dougie's Workshop" sign

This sign was created using models from these projects:

Fonts used are:

  • Candara

Why not hack together your own layout mixing and matching models from other projects or from your own library!  For some great inspiration check out our  hacks page!

Harry and Kendra Squier are Hacking it up!

The Squier's have caught our attention again with a couple of project images they sent in over the last few months!  


"The project was carved with radiata pine on our Shapeoko3. We finished it with a variety of Varathane wood stains. The hammered metal area is Rustoleum pewter paint and the whole thing has brown glazing over it to add depth and detail to the colors. Finally a couple of coats of Zinser shellac to seal it."

The use of all of the fall colors of stain realy make this project a winner!!


"Here's a wreath we did from the holiday packages with the banner from the Thanksgiving pack."

What a great rustic finish it really gives the project a nice character. Hacking the models from the Home for the Holidays No.1 and The Thanksgiving No.1 projects gives a new meaning to a seasonal project.

"We are having so much fun with the project packs."

That is what we like to hear!!!  It sure looks like you guys are having a great time.

Thank you Harry and Kendra for taking the time to share your experience and finished projects with us!

For more Customer Focus posts click here!

Santa's List - Great project hack for beginners!

"Santa's List"

He's checking his list... he might need to check back cause this list is just too much fun not to change!

Looking for a fun holiday CNC project that does not take too much time to cut?  

You just might want to check out our first Vectric Labs post to learn how we made this great interactive holiday decoration!


Lots of great projects, tips and other fun posts created by the team at Vectric!

Lots of great projects, tips and other fun posts created by the team at Vectric!