The first quest needs you to make a Simple Axe and a Pickaxe. This My Time At Portia The Builder Test Guide will walk you through a brief introduction to the first quest so you can make your beginning tools and be on your way to greatness.
While a basic quest, one may be unsure of how to gather wood and stone without the correct tools to do so. The Builder Test objectives are to create a Simple Axe and a Pickaxe. To craft both of these items you will need 13 Wood and 13 Stone in total. The best way to gather Wood and Stone before you get your tools is to run around near your Workshop. You will find piles of sticks on the floor and small groups of rocks, both of which can be gathered to obtain Wood and Stone respectively.
Check below for a screenshot of a Wood and Stone node.
There’s not hundreds of them around the Workshop but there are more than enough to craft a Simple Axe and a Pickaxe, enough to finish the first part of The Builder Test quest. Next up, you need to make a Stone Furnace. You need to have 10 Wood to make one part of the Furnace, and a Stone Stool. That you can make with Stone on the crafting bench, click the gear icon.