I am fortunate that at work, they let me use any tool they have. Last weekend I came up to learn how to use the mill. The head machinist is also a woodworker. I had cut some red cedar slabs and we will make some tables out of them. I got to practice with some of the smaller pieces. We were using the mill to make the services parallel. The slabs for the tables are about 33" diameter. We most likely will use the router table to shave them down (another new tool to me to use).