Essential Craftsman is committed to expanding the scope of craftsmanship across the globe. A few years ago this would have sounded like a silly and unrealistic mission. Today it is very real indeed.  The YouTube channel has already expanded far beyond our initial expectations and uncovered a huge void in modern media and entertainment options. Essential Craftsman is true 'Reality TV' without the fake drama, endless advertisements, paid actors, corporate culture, or watered down content. If you value the videos and material we produce, we invite you to support Essential Craftsman. Without viewer support, we will have no choice but to let the project go and leave this media void unfilled. There are multiple ways you can can support this effort. 


Shop in our store

Buying merchandise from our store promotes Essential Craftsman in front of your friends and family. It makes a small contribution toward the costs of running the channel, and it serves as a subtle reminder of your duty to spread craftsmanship in your sphere of influence. Our shop has t shirts, sweat shirts, mugs, and more - in every color imaginable. Check it out!


Subscribe, like, and Share On Social Media

By expanding our audience we are able to increase the size of our reach and earn money from the ads YouTube places on our videos. While it is not a significant amount of money, every little bit helps. It makes a real difference when combined with the other methods of supporting Essential Craftsman. YouTube provides a unique platform, and there are several other channels doing similar and valuable work. We encourage you to support all of these creators. After all, we gotta do something to fight these cat videos!



For the die-hard supporters,  we invite you to consider supporting us on Patreon. This is a donation platform where you can donate directly to Essential Craftsman. Many donate just a dollar or two each month, which makes a real impact. For those of you who have chosen to support us in this way - thank you very, very much. 


Amazon Affiliate Program

Shopping through our Amazon Affiliate links costs you nothing but earns Essential Craftsman a small commission. Please take a look at our recommended tools and consider making all of your amazon purchases though the links on that page. 

Thank you

We thank you for supporting Essential Craftsman. Our goal is to create value for you by promoting and encouraging craftsmanship.  Whether you are a tradesman, hobbyist, weekend warrior, excited beginner, or just a consumer of quality media, we feel your life can be improved by understanding more about craftsmanship, tools, safety and productivity.  Your support allows us to pursue these goals.