Craftsman Crate

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

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  • Normally, your first box ships on or about the 9th of the month. Please order by the 4th to get the current box. Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime. Gifts: Receipt email links to a printable Craftsman Crate card! Your credit card statement will say Craftsman Crate & Raising Real Men.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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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 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: Trying to get an answer on when my first box will be shipped and if they are able to tell me the theme. So far no response and second email sent. So far bad experience. Asked by Erica J., November 2020

Craftsman Crate answered...December 2020

Hi Erica,
I apologize that you did not receive our responses! CrateJoy's messaging system has been messed up and our responses have not been forwarded as they were supposed to be. (The messages we receive do not have your email address, just a CrateJoy forwarding address). We just discovered this in the past week when a customer contacted us through another channel.
As I'm sure you know by now, your package was delivered on November 16th.
As for Leilani's comment, she contacted us at 9:38pm one night. In the literal ten minutes it took me to look into her situation and answer her, she posted all these "answers" to threads. Twenty minutes later, when I checked, CrateJoy had forwarded my message back to me instead of her,...

They lie, anyway. They advertised candle making for December, and I just received basket weaving, which a lot of people have complained about. I can't express how disappointed and upset I am. It shipped late, too. Don't waste your time or money. I recommend you cancel your subscription. Bad product and bad customer service.

by Leilani D., December 2020

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Q: I am becoming increasingly frustrated that a box I ordered in Nov., for a Christmas gift has still not arrived! Tracking info hasn’t been updated since Dec. 24th! Unacceptable.Asked by Linda R., January 2021


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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: What is this month’s box? I ordered for my hubby for Father’s Day and I’m just curious.Asked by Cassie W., June 2021

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74 reviews

Bundle of fun

Dec 26, 2020
Elise R.
2 Reviews
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We got the basketry box! I really appreciate the packaging and that literally everything you needed was included. Can't wait to start weaving! There were some USPS issues the Seller emailed us ahead of time to let us know there was a delay.

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Gift for Husband

May 31, 2021
Katie E.
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The box was a gift to my husband. We have both retired and I took up quilting and he was trying to find something to do on his own out in the garage. He has plenty to do, but he wanted to try different things out, so this seemed like a good answer and a way to get to try out many different crafts and skills. He is happy, but he has also decided to go back to work. These projects should be good weekend projects, so all is good and he likes them, We are happy with this purchase.

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Something fun every month

May 27, 2021
Carrie
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This box is amazing. I bought it for my husband but I ended up doing them myself. I like that there is a new project each month. I have learned I like some and found new hobbies.

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Like a little kid at Christmas time!

Mar 19, 2021
Tracy R.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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I love these boxes! These boxes come with everything you need including tools, I get excited like a little kid at Christmas time, each month when it is time for my box to show up! The best thing you can buy to sample different kinds of projects and hobbies!

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Quality Crate, Great Customer Service

May 27, 2021
Benjamin M.
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Craftsman Crate puts a lot of thought and time into each of their boxes. They are well put together. I've been a little disappointed with the actual crafts so far, they haven't really been my cup of tea. But I'm hoping that something more interesting will come soon.
As far as customer service goes, they've been very responsive to my questions and concerns via email. They definitely care about each of us as their customers.

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Excellent kits for gifting...

Mar 28, 2021
Rm F.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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I purschased a three month subscription as a Chrisrmas gift. The recipient could not say enough positives about the kits.

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Excellent box! So well thought out

Mar 17, 2021
Erin F.
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Subscribed for 8 months
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we have the best time learning about and completing these projects. I highly recommend them to any family!

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Something New

Feb 13, 2021
Shelly U.
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Subscribed for 15 days
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I would have never bought myself a leather craft kit but, I loved it! It was fun trying something new

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Loved it!

Feb 12, 2021
Annie N.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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I subscribed to this box for my 11 year old grandson. He loved it!

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AWESOMENESS

Feb 11, 2021
Danielle B.
2 Reviews
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Will definitely order again! SHipping took a long time but I assume that is due to covid.

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Craftsman Crate said...Feb 11, 2021

Thank you, Danielle! You're right, the Postal Service was really struggling over the holidays. They seem to be recovering now, and shipments since the start of the year are moving much faster.

Past boxes from Craftsman Crate

The Mosaic Crate

The Mosaic Crate

Mosaics are some of the earliest known and most persistent art forms we have, dating back thousands of years! This crate includes: Mosaic Tiles in two forms in coordinating colors and shapes as the tesserae for your designs Cement and Colorant to form the base of your mosaic. Mold and Equipment including a mixing and measuring cup, mixing sticks, contact paper, a mold, and more. Safety Supplies include a dust mask and gloves. Design Ideas to make attractive coasters

The Basketry Crate

The Basketry Crate

This crate teaches the timeless art of basketry. We have thoroughly enjoyed developing this kit. We didn't know ordinary people could do things like this! Our basketry kit contains everything you need to prepare the reed, dye it, weave the baskets, and dye the entire basket. Everything is included! Five types of reed Reed Gauge Reed Clippers Tape Measure Pencil Packing and Tucking Tool Spring Clamps, 2 Two Colors of Dye and Setting Salt Makes two identical baskets.

The Soapstone Carving Crate

The Soapstone Carving Crate

The Soapstone Carving Crate teaches you how to carve real stone masterpieces of your own! The Soapstone Carving Crate Contains: Instructions and Patterns Pencil Large File Finishing File Set Sandpaper Wax Finish Polishing Cloth Soapstone – One roughed out piece to get you started and one block for whatever you can imagine! NOTE: You can make one eagle or other bird plus one another animal (or another of your own design) from this kit!

The Candlemaking Crate

The Candlemaking Crate

PLEASE NOTE: We don't guarantee what box you will receive first -- that's part of the fun of it! You get to try a new hobby every month... The Candlemaking Crate will help you learn the ancient art of chandlery and become a candlemaker. This crate includes: Soy Wax Candle Dye Candle Scents – Wintry, foresty scents both men & women will enjoy Candle Tins Tools & Supplies - Mix cup, wicks, wick stickers, warning labels, & more

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