About

Hi, my name is Mike Kearns. Since you’ve taken the interest to come to my site, I assume you are interested in purchasing a sign or a plaque for yourself, a loved one or perhaps a friend. Before you spend your hard earned money, you should at least now something about the person you are going to do business with.
Hopefully that person will be me.

I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and am still a Lincoln resident. I started my woodworking career in 1968 as a framing carpenter, and continued that craft until 1989. That year I decided that after 21 years of framing houses, my back had endured enough abuse. That’s when I decided to go into the finish carpentry field. I performed finish carpentry (trim carpentry) in residential construction (single family homes) for a major home builder in Lincoln for the past 22 years. I still do occasional work for them to this day.

One day I witnessed a gentleman freehand carving a sign at the fair. I was so intrigued by his skill, I decided to give it a try myself. I soon found out, it wasn’t quite as easy as he made it look. After countless hours of practice and a lot of sacrificed pieces of wood, I too became efficient at the craft. After six years of freehand carving and many, many satisfied customers later, I became fascinated with CNC technology.

After countless hours of research on the subject, and being fairly mechanically inclined myself, thanks to my father, I decided to build one of my own. After about a year of late nights and a lot of fabrication, it was finally finished. Now it was time to give it a test run, and to my delight, it carved just as it was designed to do. What a thrill that was. I thought to myself, WOW, I actually built a machine that is controlled by a computer that will carve signs for me. This machine has greatly increased my ability to give you an attractive sign or plaque that you will be proud to display anywhere.

Thanks for visiting my site,
Mike Kearns
Novelty Sign Carver