Taking QSP's workshop was great for two reasons: 1) I found out that I could do this project 2) All tools required were provided.
My first trip to the tool store resulted in a Husky brand air compressor, a drill and a few other odds and ends. About $400 in total
The second trip resulted in
- paint thinner for getting stickers off the parts
- 2 4'x8'x3/4" boards
- 4 saw horses
- a metric measuring tape ( 16' )
- flat, half round and round metal files
- hand hack saw for metal
- various drill bits
- lighting for the garage / workshop
- other stuff I'm forgetting
My expectation is to have spent at least $1000 in tools before the plane flies.