Just my shout
So some people may get upset at what I have to say here but thats just the way it is.
This is a hobby no more no less and should be enjoyable at least thats the way I think of it.
Me I`ve earned my living at this all my life, but to me it`s also a hobby,
As a young boy I had to master the hand tools before I was allowed to use any machines and I mean any.
But this built in me the knowledge of how it should be done when no machines where a available,and in my life there where plenty of times when there where no machines available.
So as a hobby do you really need a mortice machine or a dove tail attachment,really how many of the joints are you going to cut out, in your hobby.
You will never get a better feeling than a hand saw that has been set and sharpened by you or a plane that has been fettled just by you or a chisel that has a edge on it,put on there by you that will parr away the toughest of end grains.
All the simplest of things but man you`ll never get the same feeling from a machine,thats just the way it is,like the old guys would say never let standing wood hold you.
It would be nice to know what other people think about these things
have a nice day enjoy your hobby. Billy.