My favorate wood cutting tool is a laser but every once in a while I do resort to an electric rotary powered type tools.
Her is a sample of a wine box I cut out with a RAS, then did a little laser work to it.
I will also include a picture of a sign I made for a friend out of Corian. Laser the letters, spray paint and sand. Two colors require a little masking but you get the idea. The letters are deep enough that the sanding (ROS) just cleans up the top surface and leaves the letters and design painted.