There are various tools needed. Depends on how you want to make bodies. Bandsaw, drawknife, knives, chisels, dust collector,vice to hold block, burning tool..... and many others as well depends on how much you want to spend. You dont have to buy all at once either, dont need all that is listed either. Also depends gunning blocks or decorative
Wood is another various list. Cedar basswood,tupelo, pine and many others.
I use tan cork for bodies white cedar for heads, when I first started I used what was available as I scraped alot of them.
hope it helps