You're right, the speeds available on my metalworking tools are well below the usual speeds you'd use for wood. For example, my milling machine only goes to 1,700 rpm, which is 5 times slower than a standard minimum speed for a router. I find this isn't too much of a problem if I just drop the feed speeds accordingly and make sure I use good quality, razor sharp cutting tools. Of course, it does take longer to make cuts at lower rpm and lower feed speeds.
Glad you like the set!
Edit: one more thing - I often use very hard, dense tropical woods which sometimes have mechanical properties more like metals than woods, so these are particularly well suited to being machined with metalworking tools. I've never tried soft, open-grained woods on the milling machine but I imagine that even with reduced feed speeds that would be pretty tricky.
Last edited by Byrney; 10-01-2008 at 05:00 AM.