One of the reasons I love type made by hand is the process of it. It's a lot like the process of designing a good product. You start with hand sketching, move into rough models and often create final images digitally. One great example of type making process is Alan Ariail's work over at The Art of Hand Lettering. Alan has a ton of great examples of quality lettering, you could spend hours looking through the work. One of my favorites is this logo with lots of great process images.