If you're not mechanically versed, then I am not sure if this is the right build for you... I've never seen the plans for a Fukbox so I don't know if they're worth the $20. By looking at the machine, I see some unique bends and materials that aren't going to be available at your local Home Depot. I'm ok with that since I usually end up ordering parts from McMaster-Carr anyways, but you may end up with more steel/aluminum than you need. I also see a few machining processes that lend themselves to the machinist (or someone with some mechanical skill).
If you're interested, I could make a parts list for a simple linear slide machine that would be much easier than building this machine (and I'll do it for free) and could be easily hidden. Let me know!
I am trying to build this machine, and although I did purchase the instructions from Fuxbox, I am having trouble finding the parts. I am hoping that you might have come up with the parts list that you mentioned earlier. I appreciate your help.
Message me directly at machineyourself at gmail.com and I will try to help you out... I can give you a few places to look for parts for the exact machine pictured in this thread, or tell you how to save a few $$$ if budget is of concern.
I am still in the process of getting all of the parts....have been a little busy lately. The plans seem very detailed, and were only $20 bucks, so don't think it will be much of a loss even either way. The author of the plans responded quickly when i pointed out that the links he provided for sites to purchase parts were no longer working. He listed new links very quickly. If machine yourself has plans for one, I'd love to see them. I may try and take the best from both and make a hybrid. The moderator here is great, and very helpful.