When crafting you need to scavenge as much junk as you can from across the wasteland. There are a few crafting items in particular that are quite difficult to find. There is nothing worse than finally unlocking a perk to build that weapon mod and discovering that you are missing something like fiberglass and be left wondering, “Where the hell am I supposed to find that?”.
With the workbench DLC on the way, this seems like a perfect time to start hoarding some junk so you aren’t left having to scavenge around the wasteland for junk that you could have found in advance. To make life easy here is a guide of all of the valuable items for crafting In Fallout 4. If you spot any of this in your travels be sure to pick it up! I have included the weight of the item so you can better plan your scavenging and not be left over-encumbered.
|Military Grade Duct Tape||X4 Adhesive, X2 Ballistic Fiber||0.1|
|Makeshift Battery||3 Acid, 3 Lead, 1 Wood||6|
|Recorder||1 Aluminum, 1 Circuitry, 1 Glass, 1 Nuclear Material||0.75|
|Carlisle Typewriter||2 Aluminum, 6 Gears, 4 Screws, 5 Springs||5|
|Wakemaster Alarm Clock||2 Glass, 2 Spring, 2 Nuclear Material, 2 Aluminum||1|
|Abraxo Cleaner Industrial Grade||4 Antiseptic, 2 Acid, 2 Fiberglass||1|
|Sensor Module||5 Circuitry, 3 Copper, 1 Steel||2|
|Microscope||2 Crystal, 2 Gear, 2 Glass, 1 Fiber optics||5|
|ProSnap Camera||4 Crystal, 4 Spring, 4 Gear||3|
|Giddyup Buttercup||3 Gear, 5 Steel, 4 Spring, 4 Screws||8|
|Alarm Clock||1 Glass, 2 Aluminum, 1 Spring, 1 Nuclear Material||1|
|Antique Pocket Watch||1 Spring, 2 Silver, 2 Gears||0.5|
|Gold or Silver Watch||2 Gold or Silver, 1 Spring, 2 Gears||0.5|
If anyone has any other additional valuable items for crafting that I didn’t include, leave a comment below and I can add it to the list.
I have created a wiki that has a full list of every item that can be scrapped to create every type of crafting component.