I started using hand tools recently when I had to make a decision to purchase a wider jointer (power tool). I instead went to other route to use a combination of hand and power tools to get lumber to final dimensions. I really enjoy the use of hand tools.

I am a novice and am learning everytime I am in a new project but I can tell you there is a huge difference how the wood reacts to hand tools. It is more labor intense, yes but the finish look is superior.

I am building plantation shutters (using Norm plans) and I use my router (power tool) and a special bit to make the louvers, but I wonder how the louvers can be made up with hand tools? This attracts my curiosity because the luvers shape.

Thanks in advance to help me with my curiosity.