"scatch" means from raw chemicals, not kits.
LPD is a common paper developer ; you could use what ever, do you have dektol available? Use it at a high dilution ration; i.e. 1:8.
Am using Ilford's matt paper, luminous charcoal x , afga 118.
Have you tried art supply stores? You can use stencil brushes, cut them yourself at an angle.
I am not considering a press.
If you can get your hands on a copy of Gene Laughters video it can save you a bit of money, as would his book. Check Bostick&Sullivan for both.