How to Make a Chisel Tray

For this project, you will need:


  • Sides x 2: Thickness 1/2″ (13mm) x 2” x 12 ¾” (51mm x 324mm)
    • Ends x 2: Thickness ½″ (13mm) x 2” x 5 ¼” (51mm x 133mm)
  • Base: Thickness 3/8″ (10mm) x 5 ¾” x 13 ¼” (146mm x 337mm) If you don’t have a board wide enough, glue two pieces together



Dovetail Template

Chisel hammer





Dovetail Saw

Sandpaper (1 x sheet of 120-150 grit & 1 x sheet of 220-250 grit)


1-1½” Natural Bristle Brush


Make sure your stock is trued before starting the project, to see how to do this read our truing stock guide.

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One comment on “How to Make a Chisel Tray

  1. Hi Izzy ….thank you a really good set of instructions, following the step by step guide gets me into correct working practices.
    I have a good stock of wood, a good bandsaw for thicknessing and need loads of boxes for my tools plus pencil boxes for the grandchildren?

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