Thanks, @Julien, it seemed kind of slow to me, too.
The material will be Cherry. The bit is a tapered ball nose:
8ipm was listed as the ramp down rate but the cut rate is 30ipm. I may be able to modify the cut depth, too. I was attempting to approximate 1 X the tip diameter, and the tip diameter is actually listed as 1/16"…
So, if I follow you, I could try 10ipm, and if I increase the rate gradually, and never heard too much of a load, increasing the rate to 300% would get me to the 30ipm and 2.5 hour cut time. I guess what I need to do is listen carefully for the router to ensure that it does not sound overloaded. Do I need to stop occasionally and check the temp of the bit?