I am almost 70 and my hands aren't as steady as they once were. Over the last 3 decades I have built a few 5-string banjos (from scratch), a couple of Tele style electric guitars, and repaired various instruments from accordions to antique guitars (and other non-musical things). Recently I have been thinking of attempting an archtop guitar but I find the carving process intimidating - never attempted anything like this before. Being on a pension I also have to consider the cost of tools, jigs, forms, etc. I see there is at least one company who will route tops and bottoms (CNC) for a fee. There are also Oriental-made 'kits' that sell for a very reasonable price but I expect that materials are in keeping with the cost. The "kits" also have most of the work completed and only finishing remaining - I'd like to do more than just finishing. I'd like to do an archtop but don't want to "get in over my head" and I want to do a GOOD job. Am I too old or lacking the experience to tackles something like this?