I found this site several years ago and rediscovered it just recently. I am working on my first build and regularly look for information and tips for my next steps.
I find luthierie very relaxing and quite. I enjoy making tools as much as I do making the guitar itself. Almost all my work is done with hand tools. I will admit that a bandsaw, drum sander, and sharpener are used regularly for some tasks though, but only because I have performed those tasks by hand, and appreciate the time savings.
Thank you all for the guidance over the last few years, even if you didn't know I was reading. I hope I can help others as much as everyone has helped me.