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Online places you should visit: Instructables.com

logo_instruct1When we feature Grommets like the fine handwork of Grant Tankoos and his beautiful cutting boards, I just have to step back and admire not only the creative vision of folks like Grant, but also the technical know-how these artisans possess. Do you have a special skill or talent? Can you make things, or fix things?

Well, I can't. I'm a reader, an instruction-manual-follower. Not even a small percent of me is artisan. But there is one site that makes me feel like I can do just about anything.

Enter Instructables.com - the perfect site for those of us who need a little help in the "know-how" department.  Instructables is a community where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and (I love this part) they learn from and collaborate with others.

Users submit ideas, and the Instructables community is thriving. Want to know how to make a toddler Flintsone's Car (we promise you'll be the coolest parent on the block)? How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed? ....or even How to Make a Simple Macrame' Bracelet ? Instructables.com can show you how to do all of this, and oh, so much more.  (I'm waiting for a really rainy day to tackle the Recycle Soda Tabs into Chain Mail Shirt project).

No site can teach us to make the type of art that Grant's Soundview Millworks products represent on our site today, but Instructables.com can arm you with permission to create. Check it out, and let us know what you're inspired to try after snooping around!

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