While assembling I learned that buried in the instructions were some tools and materials that were not listed in the initial setup section Every one of these items make sense to be around the shop of an established DIYer. However, that isn't the case for a newbie like me.
The key piece of advice for your first project: read through all the instructions to create your shopping list first and don’t assume all the parts are provided. Don't just skim to understand how the assembly works, understand how the assembly will happen and verify the tools and materials you need are available. I imagine most experienced folks doing these projects will already have the materials available and so the instructions assume so.
So here is some of what I found I needed that wasn’t listed up front. I had some around, but I still needed to make a run to the hardware store.
- glue gun
- metric ruler/straight edge
- M3 washers
- 3-in-1 oil
- shop blade
- paper towels
- wire cutters
- coarse grain sandpaper - This was to trim down some of the wood tongues for the build platform.
- very fine sandpaper - I used 1800 grain sandpaper instead of the "super super superfine steel wool" listed in the instructions. The hardware store person said that should work since they didn't have any steel wool of that fine of grade to polish metals.
- Super Glue - I’ll need to use it for assembling the plastruder.