But how long would it take you to get set up with a CNC router? A design that simple you could round off with a hand power plane, mark out the design, then use a handheld router and rout it out, and I would say a lot faster then your CNC. After all, the teeth and eyes are just painted.
Yeah, I'll admit CNC machines can be useful, but using one of them for a project like this, I would say was just a waste of time. The exception might be if he wanted practice. I made 2 or 3 or 4, don't recall now, with a chainsaw, then touched up a few place with a chisel if I recall right. Still got one in the shop, about 4' tall, still with bark on it. Very much fun. Have a couple of posts, about 10"X10", two electric chainsaws now, and as soon as I make some sawhorses, it'll be Tiki time - I'll cut the posts in half, they're 6' or 8' long.