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CNC carving a Xenomorph alien with the Shapeoko XXL

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CNC carving a Xenomorph alien with the Shapeoko XXL

By Dennis Van Hoof, from Top o’ Arts (topoarts.com).

This video shows the process of carving a Xenomorph alien out of 1inch African mahogany panels and transparent epoxy resin, using the Shapeoko XXL.

Software used:
– Meshmixer to modify all the individual body parts and slices
– Vectric VCarve to generate the tool paths
– UGS Platform to send the Gcode to the CNC

Materials used:
– African mahogany panels (from Exotic Woodzone)
– Crystal Clear epoxy resin (from the Epoxy Resin Store)
– 1/4 upcut end mill: Amana Tool #46577-K
– 1/4 downcut end mill: Whiteside #RD2100
– 1/8 tapered ball nose bit: Amana Tool #46286

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