DIY Project Kits for Guys

There was once a time when men labored with their hands and made their own implements with careful craftsmenship. A time when men were truly alive. Man Crates project kits will return him to that honorable era of DIY.

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  • $79.99
    Reach Your Pipe-tential – Behind every great man is a distinguished trail of pipe smoke, and behind every great pipe is the blood, sweat, and more… more blood spilled liberating it from its briarwood block bindings. Shape, sand, and stain the newest member of your front porch posse with the Pipe Carving Kit. less
    Allison - I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He had been talking about wanting to get a… more pipe for about a year. This kit was the PERFECT!! He was so excited to get started, he finished the pipe in 2 days! I already had to buy him a new briar wood pipe block yesterday. He already has plans on new pipe creations and others wanting in on the action! This is the BEST site to find a gift for any MAN! I couldn't be happier with my purchase! Thank You, Man Crates! less
  • $179.99
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    Less Starving, More Carving – Babe Ruth never stepped up to the plate swinging a wiffle ball bat, and no chef worth their weight in salt would be… more caught dead chopping vegetables with a paring knife. The Chef Knife Making Kit includes all the right tools to make the right tool for the job: a versatile blade that’s a cut above the rest. less
  • $114.99
    Flip Out – The invention of ‘flipping’ revolutionized life as we know it. Gymnastics became interesting, magazines became browseable, and knives… more became easier to carry and wield. The Folding Knife Project Kit gives any guy the opportunity to assemble and shape his own flip-out folding knife. less
    KT - I thought he'd like this... but he loved it. He says it is one of the best presents he has ever… more gotten. He loves pocket knives, and is handy, but also loves customizing and personlizing things. He was able to make a personal knife that fits his hand perfectly, and he hasn't stopped telling me how great it is, how happy he is. I wish I could buy a gift like this for him every time. Worth every penny, super high-quality material, took him about 18 hours to finish. I bought it for him 3 days ago, haha. less
  • $169.99
    If The Beer's A-Bubblin'... – ...the crowds will be doublin'? ...then life can't be troublin'? ...prepare for the guzzlin'? Brew 5 gallons of your own… more high-quality IPA in your kitchen with the Home Brewed Kit (5 gal), and while you do, we'll come up with a new brewing phrase that will rhyme with a little less strugglin'... less
    Crista - My fiancee received this as a gift from his two kids and me on Father's Day! He was so… more excited. He'd been wanting to do home brew for a while but we never too the time to get all set up. Man Crates made it easy with one stop shopping for the whole kit and fast delivery! I'll definitely be using their services again for Bdays and xmas from my dad, brothers, step-son, and nephews! less
  • $124.99
    Live on the Edge – Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and something sharp and pointy closest just in case your enemies get wise to why… more you’re always standing so suspiciously close to them. Craft the perfect fixed-blade tool with the Knife-Making Kit. less
    Erin – Perfect Kit To Get Him Started My husband has always wanted to make his own knife, this was… more the perfect kit to get him started, he did an amazing job on it and even branded our last name into the handle, it's a knife that I feel will become a family keepsake, pass it down to our son and so on. All our kids watched the process and thought it was so cool to see dad make this from scratch. My husband is usually quite hard to shop for, but every Christmas and every birthday I get him a man crate, we are Canadian and even with the exchange and shipping it's worth it to give him a unique gift that he really enjoys!!! less
  • $69.99
    Dance With The Devil – The Hot Sauce Making Projects Kit has all the ingredients and guidance to make blistering hot, painfully delicious hot sauce… more . All he'll need is the courage and foolishness. less
    C - My boyfriend absolutely LOVED this kit! It was wonderful how excited he was. He is a lover of… more anything and everything spicy, so this was beyond perfect. So much fun and so AWESOME for him. He said this was by far the best gift he has ever gotten..Thank you Man Crates! less
  • $174.99
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    Saving Grace For Shaving Face – Grandpa didn’t wake up in his foxhole and start hacking at his chin stubble with a quad-blade electric razor complete… more with revolving pivots and three-speed settings. No, he maintained face fashion the old-fashioned way: a trusty blade like the Straight Razor Project Kit. less
  • $74.99
    Test Your Hop-potheses – Maybe you've got a sensitive palate and knack for improving flavors, or maybe you just hate following directions. The Micro… more Brewed Kit (1 gal) gives you a freedom to take creative licenses with your brewing recipes in smaller batches. less
    Deborah - I bought this product for my oldest son (a chemical engineer) for his birthday. He was… more very impressed with the quality of materials and how complete the set was. I had found other brew kits online, but they were made of plastic and other inferior materials that taint the flavor of the "brew" so this was a great find for a great price. Overall, I am completely satisfied with the product and the company. It was delivered the next day! I will absolutely be purchasing other items from Man Crates in the future! less
  • $39.99
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    The Spice of Life – There’s nothing wrong with bleeding a spice cabinet dry to infuse batch after batch of delicious gin, but those spices should… more always be replenished...not to be polite, but to make more gin. The Gin-fusion Refill Kit restocks the cupboard with all the necessary gin-gredients. less
  • $24.99
    We’ve Got the Cure – He already eats bacon, dreams of bacon, and takes scheduled work breaks to stare at pictures of bacon, why not learn to make… more bacon? The Baconology Kit puts the “kit” back in “kitchen” and the bacon in his hands. less
    Alan - Manly arts such as flying jets, riding cross country on a motorcycle, designing and building… more my own homes. Learning to paint with oils, running a small business, baking my own breads. Brewing beer, distilling and aging whisky. But I never bought a 5 pound pork belly until a week ago. Local butcher, apply the rub from Mancrates, bag and wait....but... I have never built my own cold smoker either. I had a week to complete that project. A little design and engineering from youtube and the web helped. Combination apple wood and hickory!! Stunning results. Notes: too salty and a little over smoked. Easy fix after slicing the belly into 1 pound slabs. Just soak in water to reduce the salt and smoke. Perfection. Bacon with eggs, bacon with roasted brussel sprouts, bacon bits with tofu and vegetables and bacon with bacon. less
  • $99.99
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    Go Dutch for Dinner – A longtime favorite of Boy Scouts and train-riding hobos, the cast-iron Dutch oven has brought gourmet meals to those willing to… more perfect the craft. With the Dutch Oven project kit, you can dump a bunch of stuff in a pot and make it varying degrees of hot, and somehow it will turn out amazing! less
    Gunther - My folks bought me this crate for xmas has everything you need for basics truly you will… more love it. less
  • $29.99
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    Keep On Carving – Sure, any guy can design and shape one personal, hand-carved pipe, but can any guy design and shape multiple hand-carved pipes… more ? Well, technically yes with the Pipe Carving Refill Kit, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. less
    TJ – Keep The New Hobby Going I received the Pipe carving lit as an xmas gift. What a blast! I… more ordered two more refills to keep the new hobby going. I will say that the stem attached was of slightly lower quality that the one I received wit the original kit. Not really a problem, but a minor disappointment. I have nearly finished the 2nd and will begin on the 3rd soon. These will make great gifts for someone next Xmas less

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