I want to go to this 10 day timber framing course! It's in Latvia, a little country on the Baltic Sea.
Personally I am a fan of working with modern tools while we have them available. But learning without them is a good first step so as to understand the intricacies of the material and art of the craft! Plus then when disruption occurs to the global economy and political balance, we don't need the products it produces and can thrive in its absence.