YAAY for hand tools. I learned with hand tools because I couldn't afford powered ones. Some procedures are faster, some are not. Some take both hand and power. Doing it for a living does require a "git-r-done" way of working...as time is money.
My hands aren't what they used to be after all the years of working with them. I do yak quite a bit about learning joinery, and traditional woodworking. I would hate to think that the art of hand work a dieing craft. Fortunately there are those that show it and keep it alive.
Your panels look very good...nice work. Just a tip on good handsaws. I find most of my hand tools at flea markets and garage sales. You have to know what to look for. Besides, you'll save a bunch of money. Some of the old stuff isn't made anymore. Just to add a bit of "I wonder if it could be true" to buying second hand tools, is the energy that may come with them. When I use one of them, I wonder who used them in the past, and if there is some gift of soul being transferred to my hands.
Just a short story about one of my garage sales experience. I found one for some old recording equipment. At the time I was looking for a reel to reel tape deck. I have a large collection of tapes I wanted to transfer to CD's, and my deck didn't work, and couldn't find anyone to fix it.
Anyway, I arrived at a residential 2 car garage and the seller was a woman in her 50's, selling all her deceased grandfathers stuff (it was his house). Lo and behold, besides a lot of old tape decks and amplifiers on some tables, there was some woodworking tools. Oh yeah, I hit another jackpot.
Well, there wasn't much left in power tools, as most of that was already sold. But, for hand tools, there were several large tool boxes with all kinds of stuff. I opened a few, and got this weird feeling that I was invading his personal life. It was like a no no to buy any of them. When I closed the boxes up, it was like giving him peace.
I did wind up buying a Teac A-6010.