The Nomad was designed for folks like you!
The Low Profile Vise is great for holding small blocks such as our https://shop.carbide3d.com/collections/materials/products/2x3-synthetic-wood-qty-8 — that’s also useful for making sacrificial jaws for holding complex parts on secondary operations and so forth.
The Threaded Table is great for clamping arbitrary things in place which aren’t suited to being held on the MDF wasteboard — I believe that it would be well-suited to the sort of work you are planning on doing — I used it for a similar project:
The Nomad is wonderfully quiet — I use mine in our basement, directly beneath my daughter’s bedroom — like my wife, she’s a light sleeper, but never notices when I’m using the machine.
The software is pretty straight-forward:
and we have a standing offer — if you have difficulties setting up a task or project, drop us a line at email@example.com and we’ll work up a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.
For endmills please see: http://docs.carbide3d.com/tutorials/tutorial-tooling/