Craftsman Crate

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

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  • 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: 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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Q: Is it too late to have the first box delivered before christmas?Asked by Cj W., December 2019

Not if you are in the U.S.! U.S. orders by 12/19 should arrive in time for Christmas!

International orders can not be guaranteed for Christmas Delivery after 12/7, but we'll get it shipped as soon as we can get it out the door, so it will get there as soon as possible.

by Hal Y., December 2019

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Love art

Nov 01, 2019
Mary S.
4 Reviews
2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 10 months
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Love the boxes

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Impressive with the mats/tools included!

4 days ago
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

4 days ago
Diana C.
1 Review
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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Serendipity

Jan 15, 2020
Linda M.
3 Reviews
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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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Perfect gift

Feb 27, 2020
Morgan L.
1 Review
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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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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Nonononono

Feb 17, 2020
Liam M.
2 Reviews
4 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 30 days
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Not worth price good idea not worth the products thank you

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recieved a broken item

Feb 13, 2020
Amy G.
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2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 28 days
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the hinges on the box were broken. :( i was so excited when i saw it and then i pulled it out and it fell apart. i was really bummed.

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Craftsman Crate said...Feb 13, 2020

Oh no, Amy! We've never had that happen! We will get you a new box out right away by Priority Mail, along with a little gift to help make up for your disappointment. ~ Melanie, Vice-President, Craftsman Crate

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Not very impressed

Mar 27, 2019
April
1 Review
8 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 26 days
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I got my first box and I'm not even sure what the point of it is or what it even makes. It's a bunch of tiny circles to link together.. I'm not seeing much interest in working on it.

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Love It

Sep 13, 2019
Jennifer F.
2 Reviews
4 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 4 months
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I just got my fifth box in the mail yesterday and I have to say that this one knocked it out of the park for me! I understand that not all boxes are going to be hits, but with that in mind this kit gets me to step out of my box and learn new things that I otherwise would have never tried. If you want to try new things and learn new crafting skills this box will be perfect for you. I have a very curious mind and always want to try new things, this box allows me to do that without having to break the bank by purchasing all of the tools and what-nots needed for a new craft just for me to discover it's not really for me.

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