Miter box


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miter box

[′mīd·ər ‚bäks]
(engineering)
A troughlike device of metal or wood with vertical slots set at various angles in the upright sides, for guiding a handsaw in making a miter joint.

Miter box

A device used for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle for cutting a miter joint in a piece of wood. Can be made of wood, using precut slots on the sides to hold the saw, or metal, which has an adjustable carriage to change the angle of the miter.

miter box

miter box
A device for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter joint; often a narrow wooden box having a bottom and two sides in which kerfs are cut (usually at an angle of 45°) for guiding the saw.
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Tools needed: a hacksaw, an electric drill With 7/16- and 1/8-inch bits, a socket wrench, a rubber mallet, a miter box, and a level.
Even the miter joints can be cut with a simple handsaw miter box. We used an 18-gauge finish nailer to make the job go faster, but you can just as easily predrill and hand-nail.
You may wish to make a simple jig or miter box that positions the wood at a 60' angle to the cutting blade.
On the table saw and miter box stands, make sure to set the shelf supports (part D; Photo 7) in place first and measure between them.
You can use a handsaw and a miter box to cut pieces for the first three.
A power miter box simplifies the task of getting tight-fitting miters on the top cap.
Other supplies include a box of #6 finishing nails, ten 2-inch #10 screws, four fender washers, four 4-inch strap hinges with screws, 1 quart wood glue or contact cement, 2 quarts polyurethane, and wood putty You'll also need a screwdriver, hammer, nail set, utility knife, circular saw, drill, and miter box.
Using a radial-arm saw, table saw, or handsaw in a miter box, cut 24 rounds, each 3/8 inch thick.
The second project is an easy-to-install urethane molding that you can cut with a handsaw (no power miter box necessary) and then glue and nail to the walls.
A miter box would help make controlled cuts with a handsaw, but this takes longer.