Craftsman Crate

The subscription box that builds your skills. Real Tools. Real Skills. Complete Kits.

Use code FIRSTTEN at checkout to $10 off your first box!
Plans as low as $30.77 / month
Product Overview
  • Ships on or about the 9th of each month in our amazing crate. Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime. Your credit card statement will say Raising Real Men by Great Waters Press, our parent company!
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Learn the crafts and skills of an artisan.
Craftsman Crate was born when our sons (we have six!) told us there was nothing available for teen guys who wanted hands-on projects. Well, now there is. And it's not just for guys or teens, either! This is the most convenient way ever to try out new hobbies, use your hands to create, learn skills you can keep using, and have fun, too! Ages 12+
  • Real tools. Things you can use again and again.
  • Timeless skills. Hobbies that will last a lifetime.
  • Complete kits. No running to the store to pick up the last thing you need.
  • Clear instructions. Some crates even include a whole book!
  • New projects. Every month you'll get a chance to try your hand at something different.

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Q: I want to get a three month subscription as a Christmas gift; Can I get the first box sent to me and the rest sent to the recipient?Asked by Clara G., November 2019

Certainly! Just put in your address at first, then change it once you receive the first crate. We're always glad to help, too! ~Melanie with Craftsman Crate

by Hal Y., November 2019

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Q: I haven't received my A lot March box yet so if I'm charged for April will both come at the same time? Also I did not see my 50% off on my first crate for you all. Please advise.Asked by Kelly A., April 2020

I'm sorry - I think there's been a misunderstanding. The only account we have that matches your signature started on April 2, so naturally the April box would be your first shipment. Unfortunately, the half price promotion was only for the month of March. Could you be thinking about a different subscription through CrateJoy?

by Hal Y., April 2020

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Q: Does this box use UPS for delivery?Asked by Brandy H., March 2020

We usually ship through Priority Mail!

by Hal Y., March 2020

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Q: I just received my first box from a gift subscription when I called the giftor to thank him he said that I should have received a box last month because he got a shipping notice- I never did. Help?Asked by Mike G., February 2020

Mike, I am so sorry! I just found this question. could you please email us at info(at)greatwaterspress(dot)com with your full name so we can check on this and make sure you receive everything you are supposed to? We don't want you to miss a thing!

by Hal Y., March 2020

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Perfect gift

Feb 27, 2020
Morgan L.
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Subscribed for 20 days
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Great gift idea for all ages. Learned new skills, strengthened present know-how and inspired new projects

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Serendipity

Jan 15, 2020
Linda M.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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This month’s crate was serendipitous. For the past few months I’ve been looking online for quilling kits. And, surprise, the crate contained a quilling kit. It’s like you read my mind. Thank you. Hint: I’m also interested in wood burning, wood carving and embroidery. Just to name a few.

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Good Stuff

May 16, 2020
Amanda M.
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Subscribed for 22 days
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Very expensive shipping! Otherwise, best crate I’ve received, ever. Very interesting! Can’t wait to get started.

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Love it!

May 11, 2020
Amber O.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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I ordered this for my crafty husband. It's perfectly curated with the supplies needed to try out a new craft without over-investing in any one project just to try it out. He has been thrilled with his first 2 boxes and can't wait to see what's next!

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Awesome Deal, Interesting Projects

Apr 29, 2020
Michelle K.
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Subscribed for 8 days
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We got our first craftsman crate this week. Everything we needed to complete as many as 12 projects was included. Lots of wood for carving, lots of sand paper, a nice set of carving tools and a hand drill, plus a really nice book loaded with ideas and templates for wood carving. My 15 year old son was so inspired he started carving immediately. Well done craftsman crate!! We're excited to get our next crate just sad that we have to wait a whole month!!

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Hoping for better

Apr 21, 2020
Courtney D.
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3 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 25 days
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A little disappointed with our first crate. Was a bit on the cheap side. Hoping for a better box next month. Waaaay bellow the $30 paid.

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Impressive with the mats/tools included!

Mar 24, 2020
Abel F.
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Subscribed for 24 days
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It was fun. I especially enjoyed having 2 items to do as the first can always be rough on a new skill

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String art box

Mar 24, 2020
Diana C.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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I thoroughly enjoyed making this project. I can't wait to see what comes next.

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Good but could be better

Mar 18, 2020
Seth F.
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Subscribed for 8 days
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The box is interesting, crafty, and well put-together: a wood burner, some simple sample patterns, carbon paper to transfer, and some pieces of wood to practice on. Even the box itself is a nice unfinished wood that can be used as a surface. That being said, it felt a little light for the price.

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Ehhhh

Apr 18, 2020
Jessica O.
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Subscribed for 3 days
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Was kind of disappointed, as a crafter, to get stuff I keep on hand all the time like the decoupage kit I just got. I was hoping to get a more “out of the box” kit like the wood burning or leather working kits. Things I wouldn’t normally do, but want to try. Hoping for a better kit the next time around, but planning on canceling if I’m let down again.

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