Inventors Beware & Be Aware

So you consider yourself an inventor?  Do you just enjoy fiddling around in the garage with your old tools and scraps?  Whatever your level of dedication may be, if you want to build something that works, you should have good quality products to build from.  There’s more to choosing the right materials than you may think.  Here are a few main tips for choosing the appropriate metals, washers, and tools to get the job done safely.

Quality Metals

It’s true that some metals are just more appropriate to use for certain contraptions.  You wouldn’t want a soda can made from steel, or a car made from aluminum foil.  But what metal is the strongest?  Which metal is best for cold conditions?  Is your contraption going to need space for expansion if the metal is going to get hot?  These are just a few questions you should ask yourself before you begin your creation.  You must be careful to take into account all the different conditions your invention may come into contact with.  Will the simple function of the device call for a certain type of metal?  Be thorough and do your research before beginning to avoid costly rebuilds and mistakes.


Most average joes on the street don’t really understand just how important a washer can be to the design of newly assembled contraption.  No, we’re not talking about the kind of washer that gets your clothing clean.  This is the type of washer that provides weight distribution and spacing for your threaded bolts and screws.  Washers are a vital part of what holds your invention together.  Make sure you do the research, and find quality made washers to use in the assembly of all of your mind’s zany contraptions.

Appropriate Tools


It’s best that before you begin building or laying out plans for anything, that you make sure you have access to the appropriate tools for the job.   These are simple tasks that can save you a whole lot of time and hassle in the midst of your inspiration.  If you’re an orderly person, organize before you begin.  You have to be able to remember how your invention came to fruition.  Take notes as your go, too.  You wouldn’t want to create the next big thing and forget how you did it in the first place.

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