Both of these tools are very optional for the build…in fact I hope you don’t need these. I really do. I would love it if all your tenons come out perfect and that all of your planed surfaces come out gleaming and wonderful.
Card Scrapers will remove tear-out from even the most persnickety woods. They are cheap tools (you can even use a sacrificed saw blade…I have, and they work fine if you pick one without pitting near the cutting edge) but if you grab one or more of these tools get a good burnisher to sharpen them. Smooth Carbide will really get the job done, don’t get too much more particular than that.
The router plane (even a simple one like the one above) can work wonders when a project goes awry. Sure everything that a router plane can do a chisel can to…but the router does it more precisely. If you saw a tenon askew (out of parallel with the face of the joint) this tool will really prove its worth in correcting it. Make one if you feel that need they are simple tools and are worth the investment in time.
When I initially put this list together I had the intent of putting together a bare bones kit as well but I feel that the toos set I have put together is very capable and efficient (speed will be a big focus in the class) and I have not made up my mind as to if the bare bone kit would hinder or help.
So I leave it up to you. Do you want an entry on the bare bones kit for someone who is really strapped for cash (or wants to build one project by hand just to see if they will get a taste for it) or would you like me to go into sharpening?
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan