Yes it really works well with typical wood tools router etc. Not inexpensive but totally worth it IMO. No water absorption and excellent mechanical parameters make it a winner. It is readily available here too but only in full sheet.
Just get a vacuum pump off ebay...less than $100 and they can run all year non stop. Fridge compressor thing is maybe cheap but not worth the hassle. Carbon is expensive and you will need a lot of other consumables to make anything good anyway.